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Arts Funding

Need funding for your arts project or organisation?

Does your Voluntary Group or Community Organisation have a project which requires funding? Are you or your organisation looking for funding for an arts project? Read below for current opportunities that are available. If you do not see anything that fits your project, then please contact us, as we may be able to offer advice on other public funding opportunities.


Dudley Council has access to the Grantfinder funding database holding information on European, Central Government and Scottish Executive grant funding programmes. In addition the database holds information on all National Lottery Good Cause funding programmes along with information on over 500 charitable trusts

If your project has reached the stage at which you are ready to contact possible funders, then the Council's Principal Arts Policy Officer can carry out a funding search for you to identify possible funders you may wish to contact.

If you would like a funding search carried out, please call the number detailed below and provide a summary of your organisation and project details. A copy of your constitution will also be required.

Alternatively, you can carry out a funding search of the GRANTnet facility yourself.

Awards For All

Awards for All is a Lottery grants programme aimed at local communities, awarding grants of between £500 and £10,000 in a simple straightforward way. Sometimes quite small sums of money can have a big impact!

The Big Lottery Fund

Big Lottery Fund was created by merging the New Opportunities Fund and the Community Fund. It hands out half the money for good causes from the National Lottery.

Arts & Business

Arts & Business aspires to be the world's most successful & widespread creative network. They help business people support the arts and the arts inspire business people, because good business and great art together create a richer society. Their purpose is to enable business and its people to be more successful by engaging with the arts and to increase resources for the arts from business and its people.

Arts Council England – Grants for the Arts

Grants for the Arts uses National Lottery funding to support activities that engage people in arts activities and help artists and arts organisation carry out their work.

For more information and for details on how to apply, please visit the Arts Council England website.