Deadline: Ongoing

Ragdoll Foundation's open grants are available to support arts, cultural and youth-focused organisations working with children and young people in the UK that:

  • Evidence the power of arts and creativity and their transformative power for children and young people
  • Promote the development of children through their imaginative thinking
  • Encourage innovative thinking and influence good practice elsewhere
  • Ensure effective evaluation of projects to promote sharing and learning
  • Above all demonstrate how the concerns of children can be heard

Who Can Apply?

Not-for-profit organisations based in the UK.  Although most applicants will be arts organisations, other groups that intend to partner with arts organisations or work with artists within the project will be considered.

How much can you apply for?

  • Main Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for projects lasting up to three years.
  • Applications of up to £50,000 for multi-year projects from organisations with appropriate experience will be considered.
  • Small Grants of up to £1,500 are available.

Priority will be given to innovative, art-based projects that:

  • Share the same values of imagination and creativity as the Ragdoll Foundation, in particular, projects that have a deep commitment to listening to children and young people, and allow their perceptions and feelings to be better understood
  • Involve children during their early years (0-10 years old)
  • Take place outside of London
  • Are of strategic value for the organisation
  • Include high-quality evaluation and sharing of project outcomes
  • Have the potential to become models of good practice within the sector.

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