Cultural Capital Fund – Arts Organisations

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Even before Covid-19 and the closure of schools, John Lyon’s Charity was very much aware of the worrying trend away from Arts subjects in schools to focus on the more ‘academic’ core subjects.  Many schools do not offer specialist Arts GCSE and A Level subjects and even at primary level, where there is usually more flexibility on the curriculum, Arts activities are often squeezed in favour of Maths or literacy.

To try and encourage schools to prioritise more arts activities for their students, we are pleased now to launch our new Cultural Capital Fund.

This exciting new Fund is exclusive to schools and Arts organisations only. It is designed to ensure that access to high quality Arts activities, delivered by the best Arts practitioners, are accessible to all children across the Beneficial Area. Activities should be planned and delivered as face-to-face experiences; applications for virtual or online delivery are not suitable for this Fund.

Please be aware that there is limited funding for this particular Grant Fund. John Lyon’s Charity will be accepting applications from 10 Arts organisations and 10 schools for the first round of funding in July 2021.  The following round will be considered in November 2021. 

This Fund is about creating opportunities for young people to engage with Arts that have been curtailed by restrictions due to Covid-19, particularly those from backgrounds that typically do not engage in Arts activities.  Please click on the links below to find out more about the Fund and how to apply.

If you are a school or an Arts organisation that meets all of the above requirements, please apply via the Grants Portal here. If you do have any questions regarding the Cultural Capital Fund, please contact your Grants Manager or email [email protected].