Arts Award Access Fund

The Access Fund provides grants of between £100-£1500 to Arts Award centres working on Arts Award projects with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue.

Priority will be given to centres working with children and young people who:

  • are disabled
  • have special educational needs, learning difficulties, or other specific individual requirements
  • live in areas of rural isolation and/or socio economic deprivation
  • are in the youth justice system
  • are looked after by foster carers or in residential children’s homes
  • are young carers or young parents
  • are in a specific minority group (eg LGBT+, BME and/or PoC, homeless, traveller, asylum seeker, refugee, particular faith group)
  • are not in full-time education, employment or training/excluded from school/are in alternative education
  • are hospital outpatients/inpatients or suffering long term health problems (including mental health problems)
  • other access/inclusion issue (you will be required to tell us more in your application)

Read more about the fund and how to apply here.