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The Philip Bates Trust

Small grants are available to help children and young people enjoy creative and artistic activities.

Eligible Organisations

Eligible Organisations

Individuals and organisations in the UK are welcome to apply, including schools.

Suitable Projects

Suitable Projects

Creative and artistic projects are funded, such as music workshops and drama groups. Individuals can also apply for help to purchase instruments or equipment to enable them to pursuit their creative interests.

Application Process

Application Process

There is no standard application form, but you are encouraged to follow the outline provided in the guidance notes. You can download these from the Trust website. The Trust only accepts applications by post.

Important Dates

Important Dates

The Trustees meet three times a year, usually in February, June and October, so you should aim to submit your application the month before the next meeting.

Funding Range

Funding Range

Grants of up to £500 are available.

Grant downloads

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Guidance for Applying for Grants

Check the latest grant information on the relevant website

Check for full eligibility (for your organisation and for your proposed project / activity)

Read all guidance and supplementary documentation

Contact the grant directly to clarify any questions or issues

Apply for the grant, ensuring that all required steps are followed

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