Information on funding sources

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Information about arts council funding, lottery funding and lots of useful links to other art related things.
Plus useful information sheets on aspects of running an arts organisation, such as insurance, organising an event, setting up a business and working with communities.

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Community Base provides office space for local voluntary sector groups. To join the waiting list for office space, email [email protected]
They also provide the following services for all local groups:

  • Volunteer Search, where local groups can advertise for volunteers and individuals can look for volunteering opportunities.
  • Community Job Search, where local groups can advertise jobs
  • A postal address service for £25 per year
  • Free access to Funds Online, the Directory of Social Change’s comprehensive guide to grant funding trusts in the United Kingdom. To access this, email [email protected]
  • Equipment provided:
    Voting equipment

    Community Works runs the following projects for the voluntary sector in Brighton & Hove:

    They have an electronic voting system which is available to hire. This consists of hand-held pads which can be used by people in a meeting to vote. The results are then displayed instantly on a laptop. They also have a wooden ballot box, which groups can borrow.

    Directory of Social Change run a database called Funds Online. You can use it to search for funders based on geograpical area, type of activity, name of trust, type of grants etc.

    Community Base has a subscription which they are happy to share with local groups. To use it email [email protected]

    You can subscribe to their useful monthly funding news, sent out by e-mail or view the latest updates on their website.

    Edge Fund maintain a list of other funders that fund community led work to overcome disadvantage and campaign against injustice.

    Free website to help find UK grant funding. Mostly for registered charities or schools.

    Website where surplus essential goods from companies – toiletries, computers, clothing, furniture, bedding and books – rather than going to landfill, can be accessed by charities, service providers, community groups.

    Subscription based database of funders.
    Free to use for charities and community groups with an annual income of below £30,000, with a sliding scale of subscription rates for larger organisations, including social enterprises.

    This website has a funding search facility and a funding news page, as well as information sheets on fundraising, applying for funding, writing business plans, and others. You need to register before you can access this information.