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Funding for arts projects

Browse through this guide to find out about the types of funding available for arts projects.

Published on: 5 January 2021

Last updated: 6 April 2021

We are working closely with central government and the health service to support our organisations and residents across the city during coronavirus. Visit our COVID-19 support for the creative and cultural sectors page to find out how we are providing support across Westminster during this time.

If your Arts and cultural organisation projects benefit Westminster communities, you may be eligible for neighbourhood funding from your local ward councillors’ budgets.

You will need to discuss your project with your ward councillors or you can email the ward budgets team on [email protected] for more details.

John Lyon's Charity

Gives grants to registered charities for the benefit of children and young people. The charity has distributed over £70 million to services including youth clubs, arts projects, counselling, child care and parental support schemes, sports programmes and academic bursaries and accept first stage proposals at any time. Please view the John Lyon's website for more details. 

The Westminster Amalgamated Charity 

Welcomes applications from organisations in Westminster or those outside the area that assist Westminster residents in need. 

Find out more about the Westminster Amalgamated Charity