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  • We offer four different types of grant. 

  • The type you apply for should be determined by your goal:

Click on each panel below to find out more about the types of support available.

If you have any questions, please get in touch. 

  • Project Grant (between £500-£1000) - Involve and inspire the community through an art project"
    If the community is involved in the creation and delivery of your proposal and the focus is on the artistic process, then you should consider applying for a Project grant. With this type of grant, grant recipients are not expected to make a monetary profit. Who can apply? Arts organisations (professional and amateur). Other Elmbridge organisations, voluntary and community groups who use the arts as part of their work/activities, or wish to host an occasional arts event. Consortia of organisations or individual artists. Requirements: We will only award grants to properly constituted, not-for-profit organisations, but they don't have to be registered charities. Organisations applying for more than £500, must supply a set of their most recent annual accounts. Successful applicants may not reapply to the Trust within the same financial year (January – December). For full terms and conditions, please refer to the Grant Guidelines with the application pack.
  • Individual Grant (between £500-£1000) - Develop your talents
    Anyone living or based in Elmbridge can apply for an individual grant to develop their arts-related skills, receive support towards professional development, or purchase training materials and some technical or specific items. Who can apply? Composers Craftspeople Curators Dancers Designers Directors Film-makers Musicians Performers Producers Promoters, Theatre technicians Visual artists Writers …And anyone else involved in the arts. If you’re in any doubt, please contact us. Requirements: You will need to demonstrate other sources of income. We can only contribute up to 50% of the total cost. Example: We’ve helped young actors from our borough attend courses run by the National Youth Theatre and we've awarded grant to individuals who wish to develop skills, which they can apply to support other Elmbridge community projects.
  • Capital Grant (up to £1,500) - Equipment and one-off purchases"
    We award this type of grant to help meet the cost of a specific piece item or piece of technical equipment required by an individual or organisation to help them advance the arts in Elmbridge. This grant can also be used to e.enhance arts facilities and venues in Elmbridge. Who can apply? Venues in the Borough of Elmbridge with a significant and valued arts programme. Individuals, performers, artists or organisations wishing to purchase instruments, technical equipment or specific arts-related items. Non-building-based arts organisations wishing to improve the arts resources they have available in the Borough. We require a formal written proposal and some additional specific information. Refer to the Grant Application pack for full details. We do not provide grants to fund new-build “bricks and mortar” projects. Example: In 2014, we awarded a grant of £1,200 to All Saints Church, Weston Green, as a contribution towards replacing the church’s 20-year-old sound system.
  • Underwriting Grant - De-risk your event or performance (between £500-£1000)
    Performances and exhibitions are exciting and notable events for the whole community and a great way to showcase talent and inspire others. However, for many charities, societies and community groups, such events can pose a financial risk. Our underwriting grants enable organisations in Elmbridge to run events with the security of knowing they are protected against poor box office takings. How the Underwriting Grant works We agree to underwrite the difference between the lowest estimated box office takings and the total cost of your event / performance. The amount to be underwritten is agreed before the event takes place, but the sum of the final grant that is actually paid depends on actual ticket sales. Who can apply? Any Elmbridge-based or arts-related organisations, orchestra, societies, performers, musicians, choirs, etc. planning a traditional venue-based performance or exhibition, with the potential of making a profit (no matter how small). Requirements: We ask organisers to demonstrate an intention of making a profit. We also need to see details of the total expenditure for your event, estimated maximum potential box office takings and the estimated minimum expected box office takings. We do not use Trust grants to help arts organisations make a profit. For more information about how an underwriting grant could help your event, please get in touch.
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