Apply for a grant

Deadlines for our Arts and Conservation funds:

We run two grant programmes:

  1. Arts: Nurturing Early-Stage Professionals Grants to improve opportunities for professionals working creatively within the arts at an early stage in their career.
  2. Conservation: Objects and Works of Art Grants to support the conservation of historic or artistically important objects and works of art in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings or their grounds.

2022 deadlines: 

There is one remaining deadline to apply for funding: 

  1. Apply by 6 September 2022 at midday for a decision by the end of November 2022

The deadline for our spring decision meeting was 15 March 2022 at midday. If you have applied for this application round we are aiming to give a decision by the end of May 2022.  

How to apply:

For the September 2022 deadline, the application forms will be available from June/July 2022 (date to be confirmed). Application forms are submitted via an online portal. 

Before applying: funding guidelines 

Whilst all the details are not yet available for the September deadline, our previous Funding Guidelines can be downloaded here for reference. Please note that these guidelines may be subject to minor adjustments for the September 2022 deadlines, and may be revised accordingly when the applications reopen. 

We know that it can be helpful to see the questions in advance of applying. We have made these available via a word document to help you prepare an application and collaborate with colleagues. Please note that we will only be able to accept applications where submitted through the application portal links when these are available. If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact us and we will be able to assist. 

Arts: Nurturing Early-Stage Professionals application questions for reference

Conservation: Objects and Works of Art application questions for reference

We can only fund projects from organisations that are UK Registered Charities, some UK Publicly Exempt Charities and Churches that are Excepted Charities. Full information on the types of charitable status is in the Funding Guidelines along with other eligibility requirements.

We can only offer grants which fall within the requirements for the two areas which we fund, Arts: Nurturing Early-Stage Professionals or Conservation: Objects and Works of Art.

Any questions?

As a smaller funder we are limited in our ability to offer advice before you apply, but we have put together some Frequently Asked Questions to help in the first instance.

If you have any other queries, not addressed by our FAQs, let us know by emailing info@idlewildtrust.org.uk

Continued response to Covid-19 crisis:

We know that the impact of Covid-19 continues to place significant pressure on the organisations we work with. If you are an existing grant holder who needs to adapt or change any plans in connection to originally proposed activity supported by a grant from us, do get in touch by email.