4 searchable free-to-access grants listings for individuals and not-for-profit organisations in the UK

If you’re trying to identify suitable grant schemes to apply to, the following may be worth having a look at:

1. Creative Lives

Creative Lives is a registered charity which was established in 1991 and is funded by Arts Council England, the Arts Council of Ireland, Creative Scotland and the Arts Council of Wales.

The charity champions community and volunteer-led creative activity, and work to improve opportunities for everyone to be creative. In particular, it celebrate and promote people expressing themselves creatively with others, recognising the benefits this can bring.

Creative Lives has a number of useful resources on its website, including a Funding Opportunities page with a number of filters, enabling arts organisations to search for grant prospects in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland.

2. Help Musicians

Help Musicians, a charity supporting individuals build and sustain a career in music, has a searchable Funding Wizard on its website. Its listing includes grant providers, awards, details of competitions and musical scholarship.

3. The National Churches Trust

The National Churches Trust has a useful list of resources on its website for agencies seeking funding for churches and faith-based projects.

4. Spark Somerset

More locally, Spark Somerset‘s fantastic Funding Officer, Amelia Norton, maintains a list of funding opportunities for Somerset organisations, although many of the prospects listed may also be relevant to charitable organisations outside Somerset.