If your organisation or scheme provides funding for the creative sector please tell us by emailing and we’ll add you to the list.


Creative EnglandCreative England

Creative England was established in October 2011, with the core purpose of supporting the sustainable growth of independent creative businesses, and the talent that feeds them, in every part of England outside London. 

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EM MediaEM Media

EM Media is an independent, not for profit organisation which raises finance from a range of sources to invest in and support the film and digital content industries across the East Midlands region.

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Garfield LogoGarfield Weston Foundation

A grant giving charity for registered charities.
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Jerwood LogoJerwood Charitable Foundation

The Jerwood Charitable Foundation is dedicated to imaginative and responsible revenue funding of the arts, supporting emerging artists to develop and grow at important stages in their careers.
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Leverhulme LogoLeverhulme Foundation

Provides grants and awards for research and education
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NESTA LogoNESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts)

NESTA is the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. They are the largest single endowment devoted exclusively to supporting talent, innovation and creativity in the UK. Their mission is to transform the UK’s capacity for innovation. They invest in early stage companies, inform innovation policy and encourage a culture that helps innovation to flourish.
Further information: Phone: +44 (0)20 7438 2500. NESTA, 1 Plough Place
London, EC4A 1DE. Email:

Santander LogoSantander Foundation

The foundation offers one off grants to organisations with charitable status for work with in the Uk. Organisations can apply for up to £30,000.
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Shell Livewire LogoShell LiveWIRE

Shell LiveWIRE provides free advice guidance and support to young entrepreneurs, with a focus on 16-30 year olds who are starting their own business. Each year over 100,000 young people benefit through access to free tools and information, as well as an international network of entrepreneurs who understand the challenges they are facing and can provide support.
Further information: Phone:0845 757 3252 or +44 (0) 191 423 6229. Shell LiveWIRE UK, Design Works, William Street, Felling, Gateshead, NE10 0JP. Email:

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