ACVO Opportunities


Arts Programme

Funding available: £20,000 - £50,000

Applications close: 23/04/2024

About this fund

Grants of £20k to £50k are available for either of the following approaches, or a combination of the two:

  • Work which finds ways to achieve equal representation (or a significant increase) of men in mixed gender creative activities;
  • Men-only creative activities.

We are looking for projects which provide new and attractive creative opportunities for men who are not already taking part, and target those men who are least likely otherwise to take part.

Projects should take place over at least one year, and preferably two or more years.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be an established arts organisation of any kind (including museums) operating in the UK;
  • have delivered creative opportunities to people with mental health problems for at least two years;
  • have had an annual income of over £75,000 for the last two years.

For full details of the call and eligibility, please read our Application Guidance.

How to apply

Please read the Application Guidance and complete the Application Form below:

Application Guidance Application Form

The deadline for applications is 12 noon 23rd April 2024.

Final decisions on grants to be awarded will be made by trustees and you will be informed of the outcome by mid-July.

FAQ session

If you are interested in applying but have questions you’d like to ask us, we are holding a Zoom meeting for anyone interested in applying on Tuesday 19th March 2pm-3:15pm. You can register for the session here.



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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.

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