The Idlewild Trust

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Funding for the Arts & Conservation

Aims/priorities: The funding is for projects that
address either of the following:
 Arts – Nurturing young professionals: Eligible projects should aim to improve the
opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly those who are in the
early stage of their career. The trust considers programmes that encourage and nurture the
talent of young professional musicians, dancers, actors, writers and artists in the
performing, fine and applied arts aged 16 and over.
 Conservation – Objects and works of art: The Trust supports the conservation of important
works of art and objects that are being lost through the lack of funds to look after them. The
Trust considers programmes which conserve historic or artistically important objects and
works of art including artefacts, textiles, furniture, metalwork, manuscripts, wall paintings,
tombs and stained glass of high quality. Works must be in museums, galleries, places of
worship, and historic buildings or their grounds, and be accessible to the public. (The Trust
requires applicant organisations to own the object or work of art for which funding is being
Who can apply? Registered charities are eligible to apply but must have an income of over
£5,000. Community Interest Companies (CICs) are not eligible.
Grant amount: The maximum grant available is £5,000
Application process: Online application forms and guidance information can be found on the
Idlewild Trust’s website
Deadline: 6 September 2018
Contact information: Tel: 020 8772 3155 Email: [email protected]
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