Arts project grants

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Aim to support community groups or smaller organisations to deliver one-off cultural projects. Applications by individual practitioners are applicable, but in collaboration with organisations. The lead applicant must be a 'not-for profit organisation'.

Grants are awarded for project revenue funding of between £500 and £2,000.

Arts project grants, deliver one-off arts, cultural or heritage projects. Projects will benefit Warwick District’s community. Addressing the strategic theme of Engagement.

See Warwick District's interactive map here.

We recommend that you read the Creative Framework before making your application.

Aims of the arts project grants funding

  • Support grassroots community-led cultural activity in hard to reach high priority communities. Especially amongst those who are under-represented in the cultural life of the district.
  • Deliver cultural activity that has clear social, health and wellbeing outcomes.
  • Provide opportunities for residents to get involved, take part, and create. Particularly through volunteering schemes.
  • Programme ambitious, high quality, inclusive events or activity. Providing immersive and inspiring experiences that exceed expectation, offering escapism and enjoyment.
  • Promote the use of the contemporary arts and innovative digital tools. To engage with the district’s heritage and tell its stories.

Time frame

  • Grant applications open Thursday 13 July, 2023.
  • Submit your application by Friday 8 December, 2023.
  • Announcements will be made by Wednesday 31 January, 2024.

How to apply


Applications are made online:

Apply for the arts project grants

The application form is timed to 20 mins per page. So have all documentation and answers prepared in advance.

What happens once you apply?

  1. After you submit your application, we will first check whether it is eligible.
  2. The arts grants programme steering group will assess it. Looking at your organisation, your work, and the proposed outcomes of your project. Considering the strategic theme of Engagement within the Creative Framework.
  3. We carry out a risk assessment of your application, using the information provided. Focusing on strengths and weaknesses effecting the feasibility of the project.
  4. We look at all the applications considering diversity, art form, and location.
  5. Eligible applications will be shortlisted by the arts grants programme steering group.