Arts Based Learning Fund
About this fund
Supports work which enables pupils in formal education settings, particularly those experiencing systemic inequality or disadvantage, to thrive through engagement with high quality, arts-based learning.
They are particularly interested in applications with a focus on the following areas:
- support for pupils who experience systemic disadvantage to access and make progress in their learning
- creating more opportunities for high quality arts-based teaching and learning in education settings, especially in those which have not had this work in the past
- exploring the role of arts-based learning in addressing issues of inclusion, especially racism, in education
- effective practice in digital and blended arts-based teaching and learning
- enabling arts-based learning to be embedded in curricula and practice for the long-term.
Type of funding: Grant
Type of cost: Capital, Revenue
Fund award sizes: Minimum: £30,000 Maximum: £400,000 Annually awarded: £4,204,750
Notes on award amounts: They make grants between £30,000 and £400,000 of which the majority are in the region of £150,000 to £250,000 over two to three years.
Who can apply
Open for applications from charities, community organisations, social enterprises and not-for-profit companies active in the arts. Applicants must be working in partnership with schools or other formal education settings – i.e. primary and secondary schools, further education colleges, pupil referral units and special schools.
When to apply
You can apply at any time, there are no deadlines.
How to apply
There is a two stage application process, for more details see the Foundation’s website.
In addition to PHF’s general exclusions, PHF cannot accept applications for this fund directly from:
- individuals, or organisations applying on behalf of individuals
- schools or other formal education settings
- local authorities and other statutory authorities
Looking for support with funding?
Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support.
Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.