Small Arts Grant Fund

This fund is open to small organisations and individuals that will deliver activities in the Ryedale area.


Following a successful round of grants and some wonderful projects last year, we are launching another round of small arts grants. 

All proposed activity must take place in the Ryedale area. Organisations and individuals that are based outside of Ryedale can apply but priority will be given to those who are Ryedale-based.

Applications will open…

Key aims

The aims of the Small Art Grant is to support small organisations and freelancers to support and develop: 

  • community health and wellbeing
  • celebration of place
  • digital creativity    
  • climate change awareness

These are priorities that have emerged out of recent consultation work. Your project does not have to focus on all of these criteria but we expect projects to evidence how they meet at least one. 

Who can apply?

Those based in the Ryedale area and delivering activity in Ryedale and are:

  • artists
  • freelancers
  • Community Interest Companies
  • arts-related charities

Those outside of the Ryedale area but who deliver activity in Ryedale will be considered, but priority will be given to Ryedale-based organisations/freelancers.

What can you apply for?

The grant can be used to pay for:

  • professional fees for freelancers and organisations to develop and deliver activity
  • equipment and supplies that support the delivery of activity

You can only apply once in this round.


Projects must be completed within six months of the grant being paid. Full terms and conditions will be issued with the grant agreement for successful applicants. 

Funding amount

Grants of up to £1,000 are available and are awarded on a competitive basis.

What the grant cannot be used for

We will not fund:

  • general and ongoing running costs
  • building maintenance
  • retrospective support for activities that have already started or taken place
  • building renovations and capital costs such as fixed costs or venues

How to apply

Please  complete our arts grant application form (pdf / 200 KB).

Application deadline: 5pm on 25 January 2024.

Your information

In order to accept your application we must process your information, some of which is personal for example, your name, address, email address. We are allowed to process this information because administering the grants is part of our statutory function.  

As part of the grant application process we may share the details of the application form with relevant elected members and officers of North Yorkshire Council, plus other parties who can help us to verify the information in the application. Information in relation to your grant application will be retained by us for two years following the completion of the project. Please see our Economic development, business and partnerships privacy notice for further details.