The Granada FoundationArea: North West
Deadline: spring 2018

The Granada Foundation was established in 1965 (known as the Northern Arts and Sciences Foundation until its name change in 1972) to encourage the study and appreciation of the fine arts and sciences and to promote education, with a particular interest in activity in the North West of England.

The Foundation wishes to encourage and promote the study, practice and appreciation of science and the arts, including drawing, architecture and landscape architecture, sculpture, literature, music, opera, drama, cinema, and the methods and means of their dissemination.

The Advisory Council meets three times a year at regular intervals (usually in February, June and October) to consider applications. In general, the Council looks for imaginative proposals from organisations (preferably with charity status) which will in some way make the north-west a richer and more attractive place in which to live and work.

There is a clear preference for new projects. Although the Foundation will support festivals and other annual events, it is on the understanding that such support should not be regarded as automatically renewable.

The Advisory Council interprets the guidelines in a flexible way, realising that it cannot hope to achieve a true balance across all the areas of activity. It does, however, examine the context of each application and tries to make grants in areas where the benefit will be most widely felt.

For full details of how to apply, please visit the Granada Foundation website.