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John Lyons Charity - Cultural Capital Fund: Arts Organisations & Schools

This exciting new Fund is exclusive to schools and Arts organisations only. It is designed to ensure that access to high quality Arts activities, delivered by the best Arts practitioners, are accessible to all children across the Beneficial Area. Activities should be planned and delivered as face-to-face experiences; applications for virtual or online delivery are not suitable for this Fund.

Please be aware that there is limited funding for this particular Grant Fund. John Lyon’s Charity will be accepting applications from 10 Arts organisations and 10 schools for the first round of funding in July 2021. The following round will be considered in November 2021.

This Fund is about creating opportunities for young people to engage with Arts that have been curtailed by restrictions due to Covid-19, particularly those from backgrounds that typically do not engage in Arts activities.

Who can apply?

  • Arts and cultural institutions in London with registered charity status that have previously been funded by John Lyon’s Charity.
  • State schools (primary, secondary or special) or nurseries (including registered charities) that are based in the Charity’s Beneficial Area. Please note that privately run nurseries are not eligible for this Fund. For more information on the Cultural Capital Fund for schools, please click here.
  • Arts organisations can apply to take their programmes to multiple different schools.
  • Individual schools can apply to work with one Arts organisation that they have identified themselves.
  • If you are an Arts organisation that has not received a grant from the Charity in the past, you can still apply for funding under the Main Grants Fund or the Small Grants Fund. Please visit our Grants page for more information.
  • There is a one-stage application process for both schools and Arts organisations.

If you are a school or an Arts organisation that meets all of the above requirements, please apply via the Grants Portal here. If you do have any questions regarding the Cultural Capital Fund, please contact your Grants Manager or email