Grant Program

The Elephant Trust

Relevent Country: United Kingdom

The Elephant Trust is seeking applications for its grant program to support new work.

The Elephant Trust was created in 1975 by Roland Penrose and Lee Miller with a view to develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts in the United Kingdom.

Funding Information

  • Given The Elephant Trust’s modest resources, grants have usually been limited to £2,000, but with the recent addition of the Shelagh Wakely Bequest some larger grants of up to £5,000 may be awarded.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Priority is given to artists in the fine arts and small organizations and galleries who should submit well argued, imaginative proposals for making or producing new work or exhibitions.
  • Successful applicants should leave a minimum of two years before reapplying for help with a new project.


Not supported:

  • arts festivals
  • Group Exhibitions
  • Charities organizing community projects
  • Students
  • Educational or other studies
  • Residencies or research 
  • Symposia or conferences
  • Theaters
  • Catalogs
  • Projects taking place outside the UK