Ragdoll Foundation (The) Funding for Projects that Use Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) – Deadline: 2 nd July 2021

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for funding through the Ragdoll Foundation.

The Foundation’s vision is to support projects where the concerns of childhood can be heard.

A variety of art forms can be supported including dance, drama, ceramics, creative play, film, music, puppetry and storytelling. Supported projects need to support equality of opportunity, can include families and take place in rural or urban settings and may be delivered, for example, in children’s and community centres, nurseries, schools and hospitals.

Funding is available through two programmes: Main Grants Programme (formerly Open Grants Scheme) – Grants of £1,500 to £50,000 are available for new, larger or longer-term projects.

Projects can last for up to three years.

There is a two-stage application process.

Stage 1 applications to the main grants programme are assessed on a rolling basis and can be submitted at any time.

Applicants successful at this stage will be invited to submit a stage 2 application;

 Small Grants Programme – Organisations can apply for up to £1,500 for small, one

off projects, pilot projects or research and development projects lasting up to 6 months.

Preference will be given to those projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow the perceptions and feelings of children themselves to be better understood.

The Foundation is mainly interested in applications that involve children during their early years, but appropriate projects for older children (up to 18 years) will also be considered.

Whilst the Foundation will fund work in and around London, they will prioritise projects taking place elsewhere in the UK.

More information at: http://www.ragdollfoundation.org.uk/portfolio/grant-giving

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