Trust reopens funding applications for its small grants scheme

Charities are being urged to apply for grants of up to £5,000 grants after funding was re-opened by an arts and conservation specialist trust.

The Idlewild Trust has re-opened applications for two funding streams.

The first focuses on grants to arts organisations to nurture professionals in the start of their career in the arts. The other is grants to support the conservation of historic or artistically important objects and works of arts in museums, galleries, historic buildings and places of worship.

The deadline for both funding streams is 14 September, with decisions on applications to be given by the end of November.

The Idlewild Trust funds around 40 to 50 organisations a year and awarded £128,055 in 2020 in 33 grants. The average grant last year was £3,880.

Among recent recipients is Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust, which used its grant to restore an 18th century painting by the artists George Morland.

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