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The Access Fund provides grants of between £100-£1,500 to Arts Award centres working on Arts Award projects with young people who face barriers to access and inclusion.
Who can apply?
We welcome applications from all registered Arts Award centres based in the UK, but priority will be given to centres that:
  • are working with young people who face barriers to access and inclusion
  • will use the grant to support them to pilot, embed or develop their Arts Award work with these groups
What can the money be used for? 
  • Discover, Explore or Bronze logs
  • 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 fees 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) 
For more information and to find out when our upcoming rounds are please see our access fund page on the website.