Cultural Pipeline Fund

Sheffield City Council is pleased to offer grants to give support and advice to develop cultural organisations and projects in 2024.

The fund aims to:

  • support new and innovative cultural organisations and projects to grow
  • strengthen the early stages of cultural organisations to give them the best start and enable them to apply for other funds further down the line
  • help a wide range of cultural sector organisations and initiatives, including those who have not had funding before.

This funding is specifically to develop organisational or project plans, not for delivering activity or projects. The fund is not open to individuals.

The total amount of money available is £250,000. 

There are 2 funding rounds:

  •  The first round has an allocation of £80,000
  •  The second round will have an allocation of £170,000

Grants can be between a minimum of £5,000 and maximum of £50,000 – 10 to 15 projects expected to be supported.

This fund is open and accessible to all eligible organisations working within the cultural sector in Sheffield, including newly established companies less than 12 months old.

Eligible Sheffield-based companies and organisations can apply for:

  • early-stage project or organisational development in all art forms including literature/writing, music, film/screen-based media, visual arts, performance arts and cross-artform projects
  • proposals that benefit children and young people and new or emerging talent
  • diverse, inclusive, and innovative projects that are community-led or community-focused
  • applications from companies/projects who haven’t previously had any public funding (eg from Sheffield City Council, Arts Council England).

Round 1 application deadline: midday on 29 February 2024

Round 2 application deadline: midday on 2 July 2024.

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Key Info

Location: Sheffield

Value: up to £50,000

Grant Deadline: 29-02-2024