The Arts Award Access Fund is offering grants of between £100-£1500 to Arts Award centres working on Arts Award projects with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue. Applications are welcomed from all registered Arts Award centres based in the UK, but priority will be given to centres that are working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue.
This can include young people that:
- are disabled
- have special educational needs, learning difficulties, or other specific individual requirements
- live in areas of rural isolation and/or socio-economic deprivation
- are in the youth justice system
- are looked after by foster carers or in residential children’s homes
- are young carers or young parents
- are in a specific minority group (eg. LGBTQ+, BME and/or PoC, homeless, traveller, asylum seeker, refugee, particular faith group)
- are not in full-time education, employment or training/excluded from school/are in alternative education
- are hospital outpatients/inpatients or suffering long term health problems (including mental health problems)
- other access/inclusion issue (you will be required to tell us more in your application)
Grants can be used for a range of activities including: Discover, Explore or Bronze logs: Bronze, Silver or Gold guidance booklets: Fees for workshops with a professional or specialist: General art materials, printing costs, etc: Tickets for events and travel to and from a venue: Contributions towards the costs of Gold leadership projects: Hire of specialist equipment or specialist venue: Adviser/project management/staff time: Discover certificates: Moderation costs for Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold: Specific access requirements e.g. BSL/other translators; assistive technology specifically related to the Arts Award project (where renting is not cost-effective).
The programme is open for applications until 5pm on the 8 October 2021.