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:
    • 12th October 2016*
    • 18th January 2017**

[Large grant forms will be available again from the week ending 9th September]

(*including festivals over £25,000)
(** including National Touring)

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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.

The questionnaire below will help you work out if you can apply for Arts Grants for Organisations. Make sure you’ve read the Getting Started guide before answering the questions.

A lot of the questions are about governance. By this we mean how your organisation is set up, what it is set up to do and how it works. If you need some help with these issues you may find our Information Sheet about governance helpful.

If you make any misleading or false statements on this questionnaire you may have to repay any grant we award you.

Once you’ve completed the questionnaire you can read more information about each strand.

  • 1. Where is your organisation based?

    • You are eligible to apply to Arts Grants for Organisations. You are not eligible to apply to the Lottery Capital Programme.

    • You are not eligible to apply. We can only consider applications from organisations that are based in Wales, another part of the UK or the EU.
    • You are eligible to apply to Arts Grants for Organisations. You are not eligible to apply to the Lottery Capital Programme.

    • You are eligible.

  • 2. Which of these best describes your organisation?

    • You are eligible.

    • You are eligible to apply to Arts Grants for Organisations if you can clearly demonstrate that you are applying for a self-contained arts project that will benefit the public and not your private interests.
    • You are eligible.

    • You are eligible to apply as long as your project supports activity that clearly benefits the wider community or artists. Schools are not eligible to apply.
    • You are eligible.

    • You are eligible.

    • You are not eligible to apply to Arts Grants for Organisations. Please take a look at our grants for Creative Professionals.

  • 3. Does your organisation have a governing document (such as a constitution, trust deed or articles of association) that shows that the provision of arts activity is one of your objectives?

    • To be eligible to apply your organisation must have a governing document that shows that the provision of arts activity is one of your objectives, (unless you are a statutory body such as a school, town council, local authority, health body or university).
    • You are eligible.

  • 4. Does your organisation have a governing document (such as a constitution, trust deed or articles of association) that has an appropriate dissolution clause which sets out what would happen to your organisation’s remaining assets )after paying all debts and liabilities), should it cease to exist?

    • To be eligible to apply your organisation must have a governing document that that has an appropriate dissolution clause which sets out what would happen to your organisation’s remaining assets )after paying all debts and liabilities), should it cease to exist (unless you are a statutory body such as a school, town council, local authority, health body or university).
    • You are eligible.

  • 5. Can your organisation provide evidence to show that it has a track record of delivering arts activities to audiences or participants?

    • To be eligible to apply you will need to be able to show us through the information provided in your application form and supporting documents that you have a track record of delivering arts activities to audiences or participants.
    • You are eligible.

  • 6. Can you provide evidence from your bank that you have an account in your organisation’s name, along with the names of a minimum of 2 people who can authorise transactions (account signatories)? Click here for more information on what’s required

    • You cannot apply without this information, even if you have submitted it to us before.
    • You are eligible. You will need to upload this as evidence with your application .

  • 7. Can your organisation provide evidence to show that you have an Equal Opportunities Policy that’s been reviewed by your governing body within the last three years and which complies with current legislation?

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

    • You are eligible.

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

    • 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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