Arts Council of Wales | Arts Grants for Organisations

Arts Grants for Organisations

This scheme is important to us because it helps organisations to fulfil their artistic potential.

News for applicants

  • The Small Grants rolling programme is open
  • The next Large Grants deadlines are:
    • Wednesday, 19 August 2015
    • Wednesday 14 October 2015
    • Wednesday 20 January 2016

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Our Information Team is available Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

We are ambitious for the arts in Wales, and want the scheme to support quality work. We want to invest in projects that represent the very best of the arts in Wales.

The Arts Grants for Organisations: Getting Started document has all the information you need to know if you’re thinking of making an application to Arts Grants for Organisations.

It will help you with the first important step: identifying whether our funding is right for your organisation and your project. It will also tell you the types of activity we want to support. We call these "strands". There’s specific guidance available for each strand and we’ll tell you how to find this later.

Getting Started: Arts Grants for Organisations(336k)

Your eligibility

Only organisations can apply to this scheme.

After reading the Arts Grants for Organisations: Getting Started document and completing the questionnaire below, you can read more information about each strand.

  • 1. Where is your organisation based?

    • You are eligible as long as it is not a Capital Project.

    • Your organisation is not eligible to apply to us for funding. We can only consider projects from organisations that are based in Wales, another part of the UK or EU.

    • You are eligible as long as it is not a Capital Project.
    • You are eligible.

  • 2. Which of these best describes your organisation?

    • To be eligible to apply as a public or private company your application must be to deliver a self-contained arts project that will clearly benefit the public and not your private interests.

    • To be eligible to apply as an educational institution your application must support arts activity that clearly benefits the wider community or artists.

    • You should be eligible to apply as long as your organisation has a written constitution (or statement of aims and objectives) that includes the provision of artistic activity or comparable terms.

    • You are eligible to apply.

    • If you are an individual trading as a business you are not eligible to apply as an organisation. Please take a look at our grants for Creative Professionals.
  • 3. Does your organisation have a written constitution or statement of aims and objectives that includes the provision of artistic activity (or comparable terms)?

    • Your organisation must have a written constitution or statement of aims and objectives that includes the provision of artistic activity (or comparable terms) to be eligible to apply.

    • You are eligible.

  • 4. Can your organisation evidence its track record of delivering arts activities to audiences or participants?

    • You will need to be able to evidence your organisation’s track record of delivering arts activities to audiences or participants to be eligible to apply.

    • You are eligible.

  • 5. Does your organisation have accounts that cover the two previous financial years?

    • If your organisation does not have two years accounts, you will need to be able to provide evidence of a bank account in the organisation’s name with the names of at least two authorised signatories.

    • You are eligible.

  • 6. Does your organisation have a bank account in the organisation’s name with the names of at least two authorised signatories?

    • You will need to have a bank account in your organisations name with the names of at least two authorised signatories to be eligible to apply.

    • You are eligible.

  • 7. Can your organisation evidence that you have an Equal Opportunities Policy that’s been reviewed by your board or management committee within the last three years?

    • Your organisation must have an up to date Equal Opportunities Policy to be eligible to apply.

    • You are eligible.

  • 8. Are you in default on any financial agreements with Arts Council of Wales?

    • You are eligible.

    • You are eligible. (You will need to satisfy any outstanding conditions before being eligible to apply. This could include returning project documentation or repaying funds.)

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