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Funding support
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

Useful portal for searching for funding

Search tool for fundraisers

Database of company support to voluntary and community organisations

Search tool for fundraisers

Joint website of all Lottery funders in UK

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

Information and training provider

Membership body for fundraisers

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

Online information service - Subscription

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

Independent source of information about charity and voluntary organisations in UK

European and International funding information

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

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

Various programmes to support arts and education


Clore Duffield Foundation:

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


Jerwood Charitable Foundation:

Major funder of performing and visual arts


Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation:

Offer various different programmes that cover arts and education projects


Rayne Foundation:

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


Esmee Fairbairn Foundation:

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


Carneige UK Trust:

Various funding programmes


Comic Relief:

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


Garfield Weston Foundation:

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


Lloyds Bank Foundation:

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



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


Princes Trust:

Support projects that help young people overcome barriers


Tudor Trust:

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


Wellcome Trust:

Awards funding to projects that are inspired by biomedical science


Wingate Foundation:

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:

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