Fundraising.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SECTION IS STILL UNDER DEVELOPMENT BUT WE HOPE YOU FIND OUR CURRENT INFORMATION USEFUL.

Please email Jane Hendrie if you have any comments or need further help.

Before applying to an organisation or individual for funding, it is important that you identify the right funder for your project.

Some of the things to check before putting in an application include:

  • Who is eligible to apply for funds? Can artists, schools or individuals apply?
  • What is the funders criteria?
  • What kind of projects do they usually fund?
  • What is the maximum (or minimum) amount you can apply for?
  • Will they fund the whole amount or do you need match funding?
  • Are there some things they will not fund such as capital expenditure, salaries or core costs?

Useful sources of information include:

Lewisham Council- Funding for arts projects

Voluntary Arts Network - current funding opportunities - advice and guidance.

Arts Council

The National Lottery

The Foyle Foundation An independent grantmaking trust

Department for Culture, Media and Sport - Links to a variety of funding sources

Funding Central - Provides access to funding and finance opportunities for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.

j4b Grants - A comprehensive Voluntary and Community Sector grants & funding database.

The London Community Foundation - funds community based action that improves the lives of London's most disadvantaged, administers funds on behalf of others such as Deptford Challenge Trust and hosts local giving schemes.

Directory of Social Change - Advice and links to funding sources

Charities Aid Foundation - Advice and support on charity finance and fundraising, including the Fundraising Support Toolkit

Arts Quarter - Cultural think-thank that publishes reserach on fundraising and other arts issues

Creative Choices - A website of information and resources for the creative scetor, including the Fundraising Dashboard tool

Ideas Tap - a charity that supports creative people through opportunitiesfunding,arts jobs and career development

Crowd Funding - In this Guardian article, Patrick Hussey outlines his current thoughts on crowd funding in the UK.