Philip Bates Trust Arts Grant

Status:Open to applications


Grant for individuals and voluntary and community organisations undertaking projects that encourage and develop artistic interests in young people in the UK.


Maximum Value:£ 500

Value Notes

Grants to individuals are usually in the range of £100 to £300.

Grants to organisations are usually up to £500.

Extended Description

Funding is provided by the Philip Bates Trust.

The Trust aims to advance the education of young people under the age of 25 in the arts by:

  • The provision of awards to encourage and support their pursuit of creative and artistic achievement.
  • The provision of financial support to projects or workshops, which aim to develop creative and artistic interests and skills in young people.

Latest Information

The Trustees meet to assess applications twice a year, usually in January and July. Applicants should therefore submit an application by the end of the previous month (December or June).

Key Criteria

Individuals and organisations from anywhere in the UK are eligible to apply. The Trustees gives priority to organisations which have charitable status or which are not-for profit bodies with a track record of serving the community in a field relevant to the Trust’s aims and objectives.

Preference is given to applicants from the West Midlands or organisations with projects in the West Midlands.

Eligible Expenditure

The Trustees prefer to give grants to specific projects rather than to make a contribution to more general activities of an organisation.


Grants to individuals will not be made to more than one sibling per family. The Trustees may give a second grant to a previous beneficiary but this will only be in exceptional circumstances.

The Trust will not contribute to other Bursary funds which make grants to individuals as the Trustees prefer to have a direct relationship with any intended recipient of an award.

An organisation may apply to the Trust for a grant more than once but the new application must be for a different project/initiative. However, the Trustees have decided that, only in exceptional circumstances, will they consider applications from the same organisation in two consecutive years.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants must submit a proposal outlining the project.

Applications should address the following points:

  • What is the grant for?
  • Why is the grant required?
  • What are the total costs of the activity for which the grant is being sought?
  • What other sources of funding have been secured?
  • What difference will a grant from the Philip Bates Trust make?
  • How are the objectives of the Philip Bates Trust met?
  • How will the Trust’s support be acknowledged?

Contact The Philip Bates Trust for further information.

Address & Contacts:

Contact details:
Enquiries The Philip Bates Trust
24 Elmfield Road
Castle Bromwich
Telephone:0121 681 5663