PHF is interested in ensuring that a wider and more diverse group of people have access to quality artistic practice. PHF want to use their funding to support organisations to test, implement and develop ambitious plans to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts. It will not be enough to simply increase numbers – our emphasis is on addressing inequalities of opportunity and creating space to step back and look at the systemic problems preventing participation. PHF want to help organisations to build stronger evidence about what works so that they can improve practice and achieve greater impact.
Applications are welcome from not-for-profit organisations, of any size, working anywhere in the UK. Applications to this fund are accepted on a rolling basis.
Two types of grant are available to support work at different stages of development:
- Access and participation ‘explore and test’ grants – offering funding for up to two years to help test new approaches or gather evidence for the first time about approaches that have been used before
- Access and participation ‘more and better’ grants – offering longer, larger grants to help increase the impact and effectiveness of work which has already shown promise or positive impact.
For more information and application details visit: phf.org.uk/funds/