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Current funding

Ongoing funds:

Southwark Pioneers Fund - Southwark Council's ambitious  programme of support for business founders and aspiring entrepreneurs in Southwark. It offers two programmes for entrepreneurs at different stages:

Artcry - This fund aims to encourage artists to create bold political work. A panel of artists, activists, creators and producers make decisions on applications within seven daysto enable fast action.

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants - Open access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects with grants of £1,000 to £100,000.

Arts and Culture Impact Fund -  £23 million social impact investment fund for socially driven arts, culture and heritage organisations registered and operating in the UK. The fund offers loans between £150,000 and £1 million repayable until May 2030.

Charterhouse Grants - Charterhouse in Southwark is a grant-making trust which supports charitable organisations that run programmes and projects for disadvantaged young people in the Borough of Southwark. Trustees meet to review applications in February, June and October.

Creative Debuts Black Artists Grant - No-strings attached financial support to help Black creatives based in the UK. They can spend the grant on whatever they want – be that make new work, buy equipment or materials, travel, research, visit exhibitions or conferences, or to even just cover some life expenses.

Creative Debuts Working Class Creatives Grant - No-strings attached financial support to help U.K based creatives of all ages and has been set up in response to the cost of living crisis. Each month one recipient will receive £500 to spend however they like.

Creative UK Creative Growth Finance - loans of £100,000 to £1m that will help creative businesses to grow. 

Future Strategy Club Impact Fund - Peckham-based members club for freethinking freelancers, is offering £2000 of FSC member resource to social impact entrepreneurs for free, to help them get their start-up ideas off the ground.

National Heritage Memorial Fund - Funding to help buy anything which is of outstanding importance to the national heritage and either at risk or of memorial character. In exceptional circumstances this fund is also open for emergency repairs when a heritage asset (excluding buildings and structures) is at imminent risk of irreparable damage.


Page last updated: 20 June 2023


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