Grants of up to £15,000 for Science and the Arts Projects – 15th April 2020 (North West of England)

Organisations (preferably with charitable status) based in the north-west of England are invited to submit imaginative proposals for projects that encourage and promote the study, practice and appreciation of science and the arts. Awards of usually £500 to £15,000 are made 3 times a year (with the average award being around £3,000).

The aim of the Granada Foundation is to make the north-west of England region (including Cheshire Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and Cumbria) a richer and more attractive place in which to live and work. Currently, applications for capital and revenue costs from projects that will engage and inspire people of all ages to take an interest in science are particularly welcome.

The Foundation is not currently accepting applications for large scale capital projects.

Awards are unlikely to cover 100% of project costs. Previous awards have been made to support a wide range of projects and have included, for example:

  • The Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Network (STEMNET) received a grant of £4,000 to purchase STEM Club boxes for use in after school science clubs across the region.
  • Contact Theatre received £60,000 over three years to support the redevelopment of the theatre.
  • Blackburn Cathedral Trust received £2,000 for a Music Outreach project.

Please note the Foundation have recently taken a decision not to accept any applications for large scale capital projects for the time being.

Organisations wishing to apply, please email brief details in the first instance to If the project meets the funding criteria a full application pack will be sent by email.

The next closing date for applications is the 15th April 2020.

Useful Links:

Past Awards

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