What is the Arts Award Access Fund?

The Access Fund provides grants of between £100-£1500 to Arts Award centres working on Arts Award projects with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue.

Apply now for the 2018 fund. Closing date 2 March 2018.

Who can apply?

Applications from all registered Arts Award centres based in England, but priority will be given to centres that:

  • are working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue
  • will use the grant to support them to pilot, embed or develop their Arts Award work with these groups

See how the Access Fund has been used to support centres in the past

What can the money be used for? 

  • Discover, Explore or Bronze logs
  • Bronze, Silver or Gold guidance booklets
  • Fees for workshops with a professional or specialist
  • General art materials, printing costs, etc
  • Tickets for events
  • Travel to and from a venue
  • Contribution towards the costs of Gold leadership projects
  • Hire of specialist equipment or specialist venue
  • Adviser/project management/staff time
  • Discover certificates
  • Moderation costs for Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold
  • Specific access requirements e.g. BSL/other translators; assistive technology specifically related to the Arts Award project (where renting is not cost effective)

Apply now for the 2018 fund. Closing date 2 March 2018. Apply here