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Arts funding, directories and resources

Securing income is really important to getting your arts and cultural events or activities off the ground, whether it’s through sponsorship, donations, grants or trusts – here is an overview of where you can get information about local, regional or national funding opportunities.

Arts funding

Local and regional

From us

Cambridge Community Foundation

Other local funds

For the most up-to-date information on local or regional sources of arts funding, visit the Cambridge Arts Network (CAN) website.


Arts Council England has a variety of funding opportunities for both individual practitioners and organisations. They have also produced a list of other sources of funding for the arts in the UK; this may be a useful resource for those activities that ACE can't provide grants for and includes information on:

  • National Lottery distributors
  • Useful organisations
  • Trusts and foundations
  • Funding for education and training
  • Business funding
  • Overseas funding
  • Film Funding
  • Fundraising resources
  • Organisations
  • Directories and databases
  • Useful websites

Local arts directories and resources

Other arts resources and directories

Local arts networks

  • Cambridge Creative Network – Brings together many of the creative individuals and groups that work within the Cambridge area to promote their businesses through networking and advertising to the public
  • Cambridge Arts Network – A forum of over 1,100 people interested in arts and culture, including professional artists and arts organisations working in Cambridge and the surrounding area. A free online network and resource where members can network, showcase their work and share information on their latest news, projects or events

Regional and national arts directories and resources

  • Voluntary Arts Network – Promoting participation in the arts and crafts across the UK and Republic of Ireland. It produces an email newsletter with a range of training, funding and management advice
  • Arts Council England: South East – The national development agency for the arts in England, working to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences.
  • Find out more about our role for arts and culture
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