Said Foundation – Amal Grants Programme

Grants to support a variety of high-quality arts and cultural activities that aim to further the understanding of Britain’s Muslim communities among people of other faiths and none and fostering a stronger sense of belonging in the UK among its Muslim communities.

Grants of up to a maximum of:

  • £25,000 for funding in a single year.
  • £40,000 for funding spread over two years.
  • £50,000 for funding spread over three years.

Applications will be considered from:

  • Registered UK charities which are:
    • Arts, cultural and educational organisations (eg, arts centres, museums, galleries, performing arts spaces and companies, heritage organisations, etc.)
  • Established community groups.
  • Other not-for-profits.
  • Local authority cultural organisations.
  • Schools.
  • Community Interest Companies, Companies Limited by Guarantee and potentially other kinds of company or partnership.

Proposed project need to show they are a high quality arts and cultural activity and would fulfil all of the following criteria:

  • Take place in London, Birmingham and/or Bradford or in multiple locations around the UK.
  • Engage audiences and/or participants that are significant in terms of numbers and/or profile.
  • Include a participatory and personal element to enhance the experience of “encounter” between and among artists, audiences and/or participants (such as question and answer sessions or workshops).
  • Priority will be given to projects that would advance one or more of the following:
  • Connect Muslim and other organisations or groups in a locality.
  • Incorporate diversity (faith, ethnicity, gender, age and disability) within the project’s programming, audiences and/or participants.
  • Particularly engage audiences and/or participants under the age of 30.
  • Present strong role models for an inclusive, diverse society.
  • Produce associated resources or media content to extend the reach of the project.
  • Leverage the Amal grant to secure additional funding from other sources.

There are no deadlines. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Please note, however, that the Foundation will close to applications when and if demand has been great and available funding has been fully utilised.

There is a two-stage application process. Applicants should first read the guidance notes and then submit the stage one application form which can be found on the Foundation’s website (http://amal.org.uk/grants/).

The funder will respond within four weeks of receipt of the stage one application.

Contact the Said Foundation for further information using 020 7593 5427 or hello@amal.org.uk.


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