Login to access your Arts Award pages

I accept cookies


What is the Arts Award Access Fund?

The Access Fund provides small grants to Arts Award centres working on Arts Award projects with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue.

Registered Arts Award centres can apply for grants of £100–£1,500. Read how the Access Fund has helped young people in the past.


Who can apply?

We welcome applications from all registered Arts Award centres based in England. We are currently making changes to the Access Fund priorities, and more information will be available on the website soon.

Please note: Access Fund grant funding is limited and because of the high volume of applications received, only a proportion of centres will be successful.


What can the money be used for? 

  • Discover or Explore logs
  • Bronze, Silver or Gold guidance booklets
  • Fees for workshops with a professional or specialist
  • General art materials, printing costs, etc
  • Tickets for events
  • Travel to and from a venue
  • Contribution 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 awards 


When can I apply?

All applicants for Round 2 2014 have been contacted; if you have not heard from us regarding your application please check your Junk mail or email artsawardenquiries@trinitycollege.co.uk.


Open for applications

Closing date

2014 - Round 2

8 September 2014 5pm, 17 October 2014

2015 - Round 1

26 January 2015 5pm, 27 February 2015


 How to...


Arts Award Access Fund Supporters

Trinity College London is grateful to the organisations that support the Access Fund. We would like to thank the following organisations for their contributions to the Access Fund: 

Arts Council England

Royal Opera House, East Bridge (supporting centres in Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and North Kent)

Laing Family Trusts