Supporting Projects within the Areas of Conservation and Arts

Idlewild Trust

Relevent Country: United Kingdom

The Idlewild Trust is seeking applications for its two grant programmes to support specific areas within conservation and the arts.

Types of Grant Programmes

They run two grant programmes:

Arts: Nurturing Early-Stage Professionals Grants to improve opportunities for professionals working creatively within the arts at an early stage in their career.

Conservation: Objects and Works of Art Grants to support the conservation of historic or artistically important objects and works of art in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings or their grounds.

Funding Information

  • They give grants of up to £5,000.

Eligibility Criteria

Organisations applying must be one of the following:

  • UK Registered Charity that is more than 2 years’ old: with two or more annual returns submitted on time to the Charity Commission.
  • UK Publicly Exempt Charity: most museums/galleries are Registered Charities, but not all.
  • Church that is an Excepted Charity: ‘excepted’ because their income is £100,000pa or less and because it’s part of an organisation.

They can’t fund the following organisations:

  • higher, secondary or primary education institutions including universities, schools, colleges and conservatoires, whether state or private
  • charities with the sole or main purpose of making grants
  • organisations that have an income of £5,000pa or under

Location of project activity:

  • Idlewild supports projects in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. They don’t fund charities or projects based outside the UK or involving travel outside the UK, nor projects in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.

The timing of your project:

  • They give priority to applications that have not started by the time the Trustees meet. In some circumstances they can consider looking at applications for yearlong projects that have only just started, however due to oversubscription these are often lower priority for their support.
  • Projects which have been completed, or where the majority of the project has been delivered are excluded.
  • They can’t give grants to organisations that received a grant from Idlewild Trust within 24 months of the last award (measured between decision dates).