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Funding Bodies and National Arts Councils

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk                 
A foundation set up with a primary interest in the UK's cultural life, education and learning, and enabling disadvantaged people to participate more fully in society. Often considers new, ground breaking work and that which other funding bodies would consider a risk. One of the largest independent cultural funders in the UK.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation www.phf.org.uk
Another long standing, independent funding body concerned with offering grants to young people and disadvantaged groups, enabling projects that may not be considered by other official funding entities.

Local Community Lottery Grant Scheme www.awardsforall.org.uk  
Small grants scheme provided by the Lottery, offering opportunities for projects, training and development within communities to be realised. 

NESTA www.nesta.org.uk
Funding for science technology and the arts.

The Wellcome Trust www.wellcome.ac.uk
Supports biomedical research but potential for funding for project with an arts cross over.

Arts Council England  www.artscouncil.org.uk                                   
Championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich people's lives.

Scottish Arts Council  www.scottisharts.co.uk / http://www.creativescotland.com/    Seeks to serve the people of Scotland by fostering arts of the highest quality through investment, research and advocacy.

Welsh Arts Council www.artswales.org.uk                                         
Always work to ensure that the right climate and conditions are sustained to develop the artistic talents of the Welsh nation.

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