The Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance does not provide funding. Below is a list of some of the organisations that provide funding for creativity and culture for health and wellbeing. Please also check Esmee Fairbairn's comprehensive and helpful pages on sources of funding.

Trusts and Foundations

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Phone: 020 7812 3700


The foundation is one of the largest independent foundations that provide grants in the UK. Approximately 75 per cent of its Arts & Heritage grants budget go to the arts and 25 per cent to heritage projects.

The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust

Phone: 020 7232 5477

Grants are awarded to organisations that provide opportunities to take part in the arts in educational and community settings, especially for people or groups with limited access to the arts.

The Baring Foundation

Phone: 020 7767 1348


The Baring Foundation was set up in 1969 to give money to charities and voluntary organisations set up for charitable purposes. They have specific grants programmes concerned with strengthening the voluntary sector, the arts and international development.

The Clore Duffield Foundation

Phone: 020 7351 6061


The foundation concentrates its support on education, the arts, museum and gallery education, health, social care and disability, placing a particular emphasis on supporting children, young people and more vulnerable people such as people with learning disabilities.

The Foyle Foundation

Phone: 020 7430 9119


The foundation is an independent trust that gives grants to UK charities whose main work is in the areas of learning, art and health. Its priorities are to help make the arts more accessible by developing new audiences, supporting tours, festivals and arts education projects, encouraging new work, and supporting young and emerging artists.

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Phone: 020 7227 3500


The arts programme encourages new ways for people in the UK to enjoy, experience and be involved in the arts. Funding benefits organisations and groups through the grants scheme and special projects.

International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies (IFACCA)


A network of arts councils and cultural agencies that share knowledge and create understanding to promote the arts and cultural activities.

Arts Council England

Phone: 0161 934 4317

Arts Council England invest in art and culture for a lasting return. They are looking for organisations, artists, events, initiatives and others to apply for funding and help them achieve their mission of great art and culture for everyone.

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National Lottery distributors

Awards for All

Phone: 0845 410 2030  |  Textphone: 0845 039 0204


Awards for All is a grants scheme for local communities. There are different schemes for each of the four countries of the UK.

The Big Lottery Fund

Phone: 0845 410 2030  |  Textphone: 0845 039 0204


Provides funding for charities, voluntary organisations, and projects that improve the health, education and environment of communities.

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Phone: 020 7591 6000  |  Textphone: 020 7591 6255


The National Lottery Heritage Fund helps communities to celebrate, look after and learn more about our heritage.

Lottery funding

Phone: 0845 275 0000  |  Textphone: 0845 275 0022

This is a joint website run by all those who provide funding from the National Lottery. This site allows you to search for information on funding.

National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA)

Phone: 020 7438 2500

Runs various funding schemes to encourage UK talent and innovation in science, technology and art industries.

Sport England

Phone: 03458 508508


Funds opportunities for people to start in, stay in and succeed in sport.

British Film Institute (BFI)

Phone: 020 7255 1444

The lead body for film in the UK. The film fund distributes Lottery funds to support film makers in the UK who are emerging or world class and capable of creating distinctive and entertaining work.

UK Sport

Phone: 020 7211 5100


Works with sports councils and other agencies to support sport in the UK for world-class success.

Youth Music

Phone: 020 7902 1060


A UK-wide charity that targets young people living in areas of social and economic need. The charity funds music activities run by not-for-profit organisations for people aged up to 18.

Looking to develop your fundraising capabilities? Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy provide training for organisations to develop fundraising skills and knowledge.

Please also check in your own area for local sources of funding.