Arts Funding

Funding for Arts related projects

Ribble Valley Borough Council, Recreation / Culture Grants

Provide voluntary organisations with support for projects and events that enhance recreational and cultural provision within the Ribble Valley. To apply download the Recreation Grant Application Form or contact or 01200 414408 or 01200 414479.

The Craven Trust

Gives grants (generally £100 - £1000) to community groups in Waddington


Lancashire County Council, Grant Aid for Arts Projects

Provide grants for creative work that contributes to the overall development of the arts in Lancashire. Supporting arts organisations and development initiatives. They do not consider applications from individuals but are keen to discuss ideas to develop them if possible. See Lancashire County Council, Arts Development

Lancashire County Council, Environmental Projects

The County Council is sometimes able to provide grants or funding towards practical environmental projects that are proposed by the residents of Lancashire. See Lancashire County Council, Grants and Funding

Lancashire County Developments Limited (LCDL)

LCDL is Lancashire County Council's economic development company and they support businesses and help boost investment within the county. See Lancashire County Developments Limited (LCDL)

Lancashire Environmental Fund

The Lancashire Environmental Fund provides landfill tax funding for a wide variety of projects to improve the environment and bring community benefits throughout the county of Lancashire. See Lancashire Environmental Fund


Arts Council England

The Arts Council fund art activities that engage people in England, or that help artists and organisations carry out their work. Grants for the Arts is the main open application process for Arts Council Funding. Other funds are available including, Digital Research and Development Fund for Arts and Culture, Take it Away - helping 18 - 25 year olds buy an instrument with an interest free loan of up to £2,000. See Arts Council England, Funding

Clore Duffield Foundation

A foundation that is a grant-making charity which concentrates its support on cultural learning, creating learning spaces within arts and heritage organisations,

Heritage Lottery Fund

Using money raised through the National lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund gives grants to sustain and transform our heritage with grants from £3,000 to over £5 million.

Big Lottery Fund

Big Lottery Fund gives out millions of pounds from National Lottery to good causes. Their money goes to community groups and to projects that improve health, education and the environment. See

Awards for All

A lottery grants scheme aimed at local communities. They award grants of between £500 and £5,000 in a simple and straightforward way.