News

News


We share news for people working in the Creative Sector – offering career progression, skills development, business development, or funding opportunities.


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Arts Council England: Funding Your Visual Arts Projects

Are you planning a visual arts project? You may be eligible to apply for National Lottery Project Grants. 
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Generate Fund for UK-Based Black, Asian and Global Majority Artists

To support UK-based Global Majority artists in bringing an existing show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
National Lottery Heritage Fund

Apply for the Heritage Fund

Heritage Fund provide funding for heritage projects from £3,000 up to millions of pounds.
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Creative Catalyst 2023 Competition

Creative Catalyst 2023 will fund business innovation within the creative industries through targeted and continuous support.
Creative UK

Creative Enterprise: New Ideas Fund is now open

Do you work in moving image for storytelling? Do you have a new idea?
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Pipeline Investment Fund

Applications now open for small-scale grant applications from UK-based grassroots music venue.
Help Take West Yorkshire to the Next Level

Energy Price Crisis Emergency Grants Programme

West Yorkshire Combined Authority are offering a £1 million fund which will help businesses towards their energy bills.
The Create Equity Fund (CEF)

The Create Equity Fund (CEF)

Create Equity is launching an investment fund for ethnically diverse and female founders in the creative industries, media, and sport.
Financial Resilience

Financial Resilience

Financial Resilience Improved financial resilience represents one of the Arts & Culture Finance team’s key outcomes for its investees. Financially
Philip Bates Grant

Philip Bates Grant

The Philip Bates trust is seeking applicants for this years grant scheme.
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Wakefield Council Culture Grants Information Sessions

Learn more about Wakefield Council Culture Grants and the application process.
a-n Artists Bursaries 2022-23

a-n Artists Bursaries 2022-23

As part of their commitment to supporting artists, a-n is offering bursaries of £500 to £1,500 on a monthly cycle
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Collaborate Fund Applications to Open

The Centre for Cultural Value’s Collaborate fund supports innovative new research partnerships between cultural sector practitioners and academics.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Paul Hamlyn Foundation: Arts-based Learning Fund

This Fund supports work which enables pupils in formal education settings to thrive through engagement with high quality, arts-based learning.
HSBC Supporting Female Entrepreneurs

HSBC Supporting Female Entrepreneurs

HSBC are offering funding investments for small and medium-sized female led businesses to realise their potential.
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Help Musicians: Creative Collaboration Funding

Collaboration between musicians and creatives from other fields can create powerful results.
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Wakefield Council Launch New Culture Grants

The funding will support cultural, creative and heritage activity across the district.
Grants for Arts, Culture & Heritage Charities

Grants for Arts, Culture & Heritage Charities

The Schroder Charity Trust makes grants of up to £5,000 to charities that work in arts, culture and heritage.
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Help Musicians: Record and Release Fund

Music creators can apply for financial support towards recording and releasing music.
Apply for loans of up to £25K with Start Up Loans

Apply for loans of up to £25K with Start Up Loans

For those working in creative industries in the UK, these loans can help you develop your creative pursuit.
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£7 million Global Screen Fund launched

Fund launched to help the UK's independent screen sector export content to markets around the world.
Young Achievers Foundation

Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation

Grants for young Yorkshire people up to age 35 and registered charities.
Building Powerful Communities Community Entrepreneurs Start-Up Programme

Building Powerful Communities Community Entrepreneurs Start-Up Programme

Nova programme to provide funding to potential social entrepreneurs.
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Nesta announces Cultural Impact Development Fund

£3.1m is now available in blended loan and grant financing as part of support for arts and culture organisations.
Wakefield First

Covid-19 Support for Businesses

Visit Wakefield First to access dedicated Business Support and to answer your questions on the impact of coronavirus on your
Musicians Union Hardship Fund

Musicians Union Hardship Fund

Musicians Union Hardship Fund In response to the widespread cancellation of work that has hit the music profession as a
BT Business Support

BT Small Business Support Fund

A range of new measures to help small business boost their connectivity, cash flow and confidence.
CAF: How to write a Great Grant Application

CAF: How to write a Great Grant Application

These short videos from CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) provide top tips on how to write a successful funding application. https://www.cafonline.org/charities/resilience/survive/how-to-write-a-great-grant-application
Universal Credit

Universal Credit

Where you do not qualify for any of the above grants, and / or are not able to take on
Deferral of Self-Assessment payment

Deferral of Self-Assessment payment

The Self- Assessment payment on account that is ordinarily due to be paid to HMRC by 31 July 2020 may
Support for Businesses Paying Tax

Support for Businesses Paying Tax

All businesses and self-employed people in financial distress, and with outstanding tax liabilities, may be eligible to receive support with