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Sustainability Project Sharing Day

28th March 2018, Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ

Kelmscott Manor invites museums from around the area to come and find out more about their Arts Council England Resilience funded sustainability project and the Manor's plans, and to hear about what they have learnt.

In a time of political and economic uncertainty and an ever increasing demand on resources, Kelmscott Manor is looking for innovative ways to increase its profile and become more sustainable so that the Manor and its heritage will continue to attract visitors and be maintained for future generations. The day will feature talks about the project and also a talk by a professional fundraiser with a specialism in museums.

Lunch will be provided and a tour of the beautiful property will also be offered. The manor, famed for their cream teas, has been described as an 'utterly beautiful slice of heaven', and this is a day not to be missed! 

Funding from the Foyle Foundation

Small Grants Scheme

The Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.

They plan to make one year grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to charities which can demonstrate that such a grant will make a significant difference to their work. Please note that demonstrating ongoing sustainability is also important, particularly if you have recently lost local authority or other regular funding. No multi-year funding awards will be made. There are no deadlines for submission. Applications can be submitted at all times but it may take up to four months to obtain a decision from Trustees. Please apply well in advance of your requirements.

See, for an application form.

Main Grants Scheme - Arts

The Foundation seeks applications that make a strong artistic case for support in either the performing or visual arts. Their Arts programme has a two-fold purpose to help sustain the arts and to support projects that particularly help to deliver artistic vision. They look for value for money and sustainability in projects that we support.

Typical areas of support include: 

  • helping to make the arts more accessible by developing new audiences, supporting tours, festivals and arts educational projects;
  • encouraging new work and supporting young and emerging artists;
  • building projects that improve or re-equip existing arts venues (rather than construction of new facilities, although this will not be excluded);
  • projects that reduce overheads or which help generate additional revenue.

Generally, they make grants for specific projects/activities. They will consider applications for core funding (but generally only from smaller organisations or from those not receiving recurrent revenue funding from the Arts Council or local authorities).

See for guidance and an application form.

Main Grants Scheme – Learning

The Foundation will support projects which facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and which have a long-term strategic impact. Key areas for support are:

  • libraries, museums and archives; and 
  • special educational needs and learning difficulties;
  • projects that reduce overheads or which help generate additional revenue will also be considered.

See for guidance and an application form.