Funding sources

There are a number of websites and organisations offering help and support to those seeking funding for projects of all types and scales and these are usually an excellent place to start.   The majority of these offer free resources (usually with registration), while others may make a charge to use their search and advice facilities.

Voluntary Arts Network

Funding Central


RD Funding - NHS  National Institute for Health Research

Directory of Social Change Funding Websites (requires subscription)

The following Trusts and Foundations are known to have (or have had) relevant grant programmes for some aspects of arts in health work - please check their current guidelines before making an application.  Please note that this list is by no means exhaustive and not all will be relevant to all types of project.   Please help us to update this section - let us know if there is a good prospect missing - or if any of these are now dead ends by contacting!

Fidget - London Arts in Health Forum

The Anchor Foundation   

Arts Council England - Grants for the Arts

The Baring Foundation

The Big Lottery Fund

The Charles Hayward Foundation

Comic Relief - Young People with Mental Health Problems programme    

Concertina Charitable Trust

The Clothworker's Foundation

The Eranda Foundation   e:   

The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

The Frognal Trust  - t: 01732 520083

The Garfield Weston Foundation

The James Tudor Foundation   

The John Ellerman Foundation

The LankellyChase Foundation

The Leverhulme Trust

Lloyds Bank Foundations

Man Group plc Charitable Trust

Old Possums Practical Trust

The People's Postcode Trust

The Rayne Foundation

The Wellcome Trust

Youth Music  

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