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.

2021 applications:

We recently closed our 2021 applications on 14 September 2021. The received applications are under review, and decisions will be given on these by the end of November 2021.

2022 deadlines: 

There are two deadlines for application in 2022:

  1. Apply by 15 March 2022 at midday for a decision by the end of May 2022.
  2. Apply by 7 September 2022 at midday for a decision by the end of November 2022.

For the March 2022 deadline, the application forms will be available from early January 2022.

For the September 2022 deadline, the application forms will be available from early July 2022.

Before applying: funding guidelines 

Our 2021 Funding Guidelines can be downloaded here. Please note that these guidelines may be subject to slight change for the 2022 deadlines, and may be revised accordingly when the applications reopen.

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.