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:
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.