Arts and humanities funding

Here you'll find a range of funding opportunities available to support arts and humanities public engagement activities. Many universities will also have internal funds you can access.
The Lived Experience of Climate Change project (University of Manchester)

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AHRC Research in Film Awards
Academics and film-makers are being encouraged to enter their work into the Research in Film Awards, designed to encourage, stimulate and recognise the body of work created at the interface between research and film. The winning film-makers in each category will receive £2,000 towards their film-making.

Arts Council England funding schemes [England only]
Grants for the arts are for individuals, arts organisations and other people who use the arts in their work.

Being Human, Festival of the Humanities
The festival provides an opportunity to share research in the humanities in fun and engaging ways with non-academic audiences. A number of grants are available to support public engagement activities across the UK.

Creative Scotland, Open Project Funding [Scotland only]
This fund supports the arts, screen and creative industries, with projects that help them explore, realise and develop their creative potential, widen access to their work, and enrich Scotland’s reputation as a distinctive creative nation connected to the world.

Heritage Lottery Fund Grant programmes
Grants for projects related to the national, regional, or local heritage in the UK, including Sharing Heritage, Our Heritage and Heritage Grants.

The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology, Community Engagement Award
This award is designed to support individuals, groups and societies in developing new public-facing initiatives, whether one-off events, programmes of activities, digital archaeology or other creative outputs.