Apply for the Community Arts Fund

The Community Arts Fund encourages groups to work with artists and develop creative projects for the local community.

If you're a registered charity group, community group or non-profit making arts organisation, based in or running a project in the Royal Borough, you can apply for funding.

You can apply for amounts of £250 to £6,000.

We're accepting applications until 31 December 2019 for activities to be completed by 31 March 2020. You can only apply once per year.

The closing date for applications is the 30th of each month.  Please note that although you can submit an application at any time during the month your application will only be reviewed after the closing date.  We will notify you of a decision within 30 days of the closing date. 

Please ensure that you allow enough time for a decision to be made between the application closing date and your project commencement date – usually a minimum of 2 months.    Please bear in mind that if your application is incomplete, or we require further clarification, this process will take longer.

Before you apply

To complete this form you first need to sign up for a website account. You'll then be able to save your form and come back and complete it at a later date.

In your application you'll need to show that your project meets the fund criteria.

Download the Community Arts Fund guidance notes and criteria

Make sure you have the relevant documents and information ready. If you want to apply for more than £2,500 you will need to provide us with additional information.

  • You will need to have the following information ready:

    • information about your group/organisation
    • project description
    • partnerships with other organisations
    • intended audience details
    • marketing and evaluation
    • budget information
    • evidence of Disclosure and Barring Service checks
  • You will need to have the following information ready:

    • information about your group/organisation
    • project description
    • partnerships with other organisations
    • intended audience details
    • marketing and evaluation
    • budget information
    • evidence of Disclosure and Barring Service checks
    • details of previous projects
    • how the project will be managed
    • referee details

    You will need to provide copies of the following documents:

    • quotes and estimates (if applicable)
    • recent accounts or 12 months' cash flow
    • governing documents such as constitution or mem and arts
    • insurance policies
    • health and safety policy
    • child protection policy (if applicable)
    • diversity and equality policy
    • volunteers' policy
    • CVs
    • evidence of confirmed match funding

Apply for community arts funding