Cultural Commissioning Funding – live from 16 September, workshop on 18 September 2019

Article date
5 September 2019
Primary interest
Voluntary sector
The third and final round of cultural commissioning will go live for applications on 16 September 2019

RBC are inviting proposals from partnerships between arts, culture and/or heritage organisations and service delivery organisations (voluntary ans community groups) with significant experience in the relevant field:

  • Older People at risk of loneliness and social isolation: 20k co-funded by Berkshire Community Foundation. Projects must use arts, culture or heritage activities to combat loneliness and social isolation for older people who face the greatest barriers to engagement in the community and in the arts.
  • Creative Employment: 30k match funded by Brighter Futures for Children, for creative projects working with young people who are not in education, employment or training, with a focus on particular provision for young people with autistic spectrum disorders and/or special educational needs and disabilities. Projects must provide meaningful work experience within a creative industry.
  • Women at risk: 20k co-funded by Berkshire Community Foundation, for projects that deliver high quality cultural and creative activities for disadvantaged women, in particular those who are at risk of modern slavery, exploitation, domestic violence and abuse, sexual assault and social isolation.

Proposals must be for the full amount available. Please register with the electronic tendering system, in order to get the update as soon as the funds go live on 16 September.

Do you have questions about your project idea? Or do you need to find an arts partner?

Please get in touch with Lara for any further information or questions you have about project ideas or suitability. Lara can give some guidance before the funds go live. Please get in touch with her before 16 September by emailing

Opportunity for match funding from Artswork

You could also apply for further match funding with Artswork of a minimum of £25k. This would take the project from 30k to 65k. You would need to raise £10k from non-arts funds. Speak to Lara for more details.

Workshop on 18 Sep to help you get ready to apply, South Street Arts Centre, 1-2pm

To help you get ready for this round of funding, the Cultural Commissioning team at RBC will be running a workshop. This will include details of the funding available, case studies of previously funded projects and how to use the InTend online portal through which all funding applications must be submitted.

Book a place on the Cultural Commissioning Ready Workshop.