Information on Grants

COVID-19 is having an ongoing effect on people and organisations.   No one knows how long the current situation will continue and The Arts Society is making provision to be prepared for all eventualities. The Trustee Board has recommended that our Grants Programme should be deferred for the time being until the medical and financial situation stabilizes.   We know this will be a great disappointment to all applicants, but it is prudent to do so at this time.

We will provide regular updates to keep everyone informed, and when our Grants Programme will resume. And will keep any recent applications on file

In the meantime do look at the websites for the National Lottery Heritage Fund (  and the Arts Council England(, who both have funding packages that might be able to help you.


For Greater London Area societies.  "Celebrate the Arts 2020"

 In 2020, we encourage our Area societies to find special projects for Arts Volunteering in a local school, or community project, where the arts, arts education or involvement offered, is inadequate and needs to be introduced. 'Arts' can include a variety of activities from the visul to the performing.

Each Society can apply for £500 to help their initiative using the form below. Societies have been briefed on the ideas behind this offer. (click here to see briefing)

Click here to apply complete this application form and submit it.


For external organisations  We do consider applications for a modest grant from external organisations, particularly related to support for young people, or crafts people This does not include any project where the organisation concerned has adequate funds to be able to support the activity themselves. Please use this form to apply

The Greater London Area of the Arts Society has a modest amount of money each year with which to support their charitable aims.

There are a few “rules”, as follows:-

The project must be within the London area or be associated with a National organisation and

 involve young people (under 25) in development in the wider arts

 contribute to conservation or heritage through local museums or galleries

 support skill development in any age group.

We do not consider projects which have already commenced. At the conclusion of a project, the London Area will require a short report or presentation on the outcome and success of the project. We also require acknowledgement of the donation, and some reasonable publicity on behalf of the member societies of the London Area Arts Society;  also some mention of the Arts Society and its activities in any publicity material produced by the recipients. The project will be considered by the Greater London Committee, and the awarding of a grant decided by them.


Contact:  if you have any further queries.