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Leeds Inspired Grants

Leeds Inspired Grants

Leeds Inspired manages two grant schemes to support arts events and arts projects taking place in Leeds. Since April 2012 we have funded nearly 600 projects that have taken place across the city and worked with a range of audiences, artists and communities in Leeds.

Applications are welcome for standalone arts projects and also arts activities that contribute to larger events or initiatives. If you are thinking about submitting a Leeds Inspired grant application and would like to talk to us about your idea please email jane.earnshaw@leeds.gov.uk to arrange a grants surgery on the phone.

In light of the COVID-19 situation we have made some changes to the Leeds Inspired Grant Scheme.

We have boosted the Small Grant Scheme using funds from the temporarily suspended Main Grant Scheme. We have done this to enable the arts sector to access funds quickly and respond to the new demand for online events in Leeds. The limit for a Leeds Inspired Small Grant application has been increased to £1200 per application and we have increased the deadlines so that they are now monthly until the end of the year. Please read the new guidance notes and forms before contacting us.

Leeds Inspired Small Grants

The Leeds Inspired Small Grant Scheme now accepts applications of between £100 and £1200. The 2020 deadlines are

  • Thursday 16th April 12 noon
  • Thursday 7th May 12 noon
  • Thursday 4th June 12 noon
  • Thursday 2nd July 12 noon
  • Thursday 6th August 12 noon
  • Thursday 3rd Sept 12 noon
  • Thursday 2nd October 12 noon
  • Thursday 5th November 12 noon

Leeds Inspired Main Grants

The Leeds Inspired Main Grant Scheme is currently closed for applications.

About Leeds Inspired

About Leeds Inspired

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Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

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Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

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