Grants from the R C Sherriff Trust
The R C Sherriff Trust awards approximately £60 - £70K per annum in the form of Project Grants to organisations and individuals, Underwriting Grants to organisations and Capital Grants for venues and arts organisations.
As well as giving grants, the Trust also organises and facilitates arts activities locally.

The Trust meets quarterly to consider applications for financial assistance.

See below for information on the types of Grant available and the application procedure.

How the Grants procedure works...
Organisations and individuals seeking a grant should speak with the Director before applying to ensure that their project is suitable and meets the criteria.

There is a simple application form to complete (available below) which must be returned by one of the four annual deadlines - see below.

The Board meets after each of these deadline dates to discuss the grant applications received and other arts initiatives in the Borough, and determines how available funds will be distributed.

It is vitally important to get the timing of your application right; the Trust never gives grants retrospectively, and the project should take place at least one month after the deadline to be considered.

What sort of grants are available?
The Trust gives grants in a number of broad categories:

PROJECT GRANTS can be given to assist with the funding of specific arts-related projects. Typical examples of eligible projects include commissions of new work from professional artists; educational programmes; participative arts activities, particularly for young people and retired people; marketing initiatives and audience development strategies; organisational and professional development / training programmes / management consultancies to improve the skills and/or long-term stability of an organisation.

UNDERWRITING GRANTS can be given to underwrite an event or project, helping to fund the difference between the lowest expected box office return and the cost of the event.

CAPITAL GRANTS can be given to support the procurement of specific, arts-related capital equipment such as stage lighting, sound systems or the purchase of musical instruments or equipment.

For full details of the range and scope of grants available from the Trust we strongly recommend that you read the Grant Guidelines or contact the Director of the Trust on 01932 229996.

Grant Application Deadlines
It is imperative that your completed Grant Application reaches us in advance of one of the Grant Deadlines, which are:
Monday 8th January 2018
Monday 2nd April 2018
Monday 2nd July 2018
Monday 8th October 2018
Monday 7th January 2019
Decisions on award of grants take place at the quarterly Board meetings which occur on the Tuesday of the week following the above deadline dates.

For more details on the types of Grant available or to download a Grant Application Pack, use the links below:

Schools Grant Pack...Grant Pack (non-schools)...Grant Guidelines...

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