I Want Help With My Project

TVAF have been funding artists and musicians in the Borough since its inception.  We offer a range of grants to individuals and groups to encourage and assist the development of artistic talent amongst all age groups within the Borough of Test Valley

You are invited to apply for one of the following grants:

Test Valley Borough of Culture 2020 grant

If you want to run a project for your local community as part of the 2020 celebrations throughout the borough, we are offering small awards of approximately £250 per project.

Open Access Award

Groups, individuals and organisations can apply. There is no age limit. Proposals for innovative, experimental new work/projects are especially welcome and special consideration is given to disadvantaged groups and young people. This award can also cover materials, research (not university/academic research) or a specific project.

We can also consider Awards for musical instruments for a young musician but equipment will only be considered where applicants can show that all other efforts to raise funding have been exhausted. A recipient will be required to provide their own insurance.

Grants are limited to £500 and are applicable to residents or projects within the Test Valley.

How to apply

If your proposal complies with the criteria of one of our listed above please complete the application form, Click here to download.

Terms and Conditions

You will be required to provide written reports to the Trustees, on progress of your project. You will also be required to acknowledge the support you have received from TVAF in any promotional or marketing material you may produce. The Board of Trustees’ decision is final and no correspondence can be entered into about its decisions. Grants must be used for the purpose for which they were awarded. Awards that remain unclaimed after six months will be automatically withdrawn.

TVAF does not currently give grants for education or training fees, conferences or seminars, university or similar research, scholarships, commercial publications, basic services, fund raising, expenses or core funding.