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At People Dancing we develop programmes and support services to enable dance artists, practitioners and leaders to develop and sustain their community and participatory dance practice. On this page you will find information on raising income to support your work.
Resources and Knowledge Bank

To find essential sources of practical information and resources to support your work in community dance, such as training materials, teaching packs, DVD's, magazines and other reading.for a variety of documents and links to further information please visit our Knowledge bank.

If you would like to search through articles in Animated, the community dance magazine please visit Animated magazine.

Further resources can be found in our Fact sheet and legal compliance information database.

 

Places to look for funding and funding support

www.fundingcentral.org.uk

Useful portal for searching for funding

 

www.trustfunding.org.uk

Search tool for fundraisers

 

www.companygiving.org.uk

Database of company support to voluntary and community organisations

 

www.grantsforindividuals.org.uk

Search tool for fundraisers

 

 www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk

Joint website of all Lottery funders in UK

 

www.navca.org.uk

National Association for Voluntary and Community Action – offer advice and guidance on funding and setting up organisations

 

www.voluntaryarts.org

Information and training provider

 

www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk

Membership body for fundraisers

 

www.dsc.org.uk

Directory of Social Change – information and support to voluntary and community sectors

 

www.grantsonline.org.uk

Online information service - Subscription

 

www.governmentfunding.org.uk

Online portal for grants for the voluntary and community sector from various government funding bodies

 

www.guidestar.org.uk

Independent source of information about charity and voluntary organisations in UK

 

www.euclid.info

European and International funding information

 

www.ncvo.org.uk/practical-support/public-services/cultural-commissioning-programme

Working with the arts and cultural sector, commissioners and policy makers to strengthen commissioning of arts and culture, and deliver better outcomes for people and communities

 

www.artscouncil.org.uk

Here you can find the latest news stories about how ACE are supporting art and culture across England.

Trusts & Foundations with an interest in dance and arts programmes
Programmes are all national open progammes.  If your project/idea is local remember to try local funders as well, as this may be more successful.

 

Paul Hamlyn Foundationwww.phf.org.uk

Various programmes to support arts and education

 

Clore Duffield Foundation: www.cloreduffield.org.uk

Funds performing arts and education initiatives aimed at Children & Young People

 

Jerwood Charitable Foundation: www.jerwood.org

Major funder of performing and visual arts

 

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: gulbenkian.pt/uk-branch

Offer various different programmes that cover arts and education projects

 

Rayne Foundation: www.raynefoundation.org.uk

They are interested in the arts, health and wellbeing, education – in its widest sense, and social issue

 

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation: www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk

Funding given to projects that aim to improve the quality of life for people and communities in the UK

 

Carneige UK Trust: www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk

Various funding programmes

 

Comic Relief: www.comicrelief.com

Focus their giving on work with young people who are located in disadvantaged areas of the UK

 

Garfield Weston Foundation: www.garfieldweston.org

Very open criteria for funding.  Like to support a wide range of charitable activity

 

Lloyds Bank Foundation: www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk

Aims to fund projects that focus on disadvantaged or disable people to play fuller roles in communities in England and Wales

 

Nesta: www.nesta.org.uk

National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. Invests in innovation in science, technology and arts programmes

 

Princes Trust: www.princes-trust.org.uk

Support projects that help young people overcome barriers

 

Tudor Trust: www.tudortrust.org.uk

Grant making trust that aims to support projects that address social, emotional and financial needs of people on the margins of society

 

Wellcome Trust: www.wellcome.ac.uk

Awards funding to projects that are inspired by biomedical science

 

Wingate Foundation: www.wingate.org.uk

Scholarships awarded to individuals who have potential and who need financial support to undertake creative or original work of social or artistic value

 

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust: www.wcmt.org.uk

Grants for UK nationals who would benefit from a period of travel and learning to support their practice