We all need funding from somewhere to make our ideas happen. In this section we have listed three guides to writing a successful funding application and  information on what funding is available.

Guides to writing succesful applications. Right click on the links below and open in a new tab:

How to write a successful funding application

Writing Successful Funding Proposals 

A guide to writing effective funding applications


Information on finding sources of funding:

Here are a few places to look to get you started and point you in the right direction to some of the funding that's out there for your project.

Connect Hertfordshire Community Hub - funding information is listed on this link:

Connect Hertfordshire is a service supporting voluntary and community services across the county. Working together, we can help you find support for your group, fundraise, explain your social value and develop new partnerships.

The page includes details of the Herts.Community funding database - Find local, regional, national and European Union funding opportunities. You can also sign up for email alerts for this service, or a weekly newsletter.


Arts Council England:

The Arts Council is the national development agency for the arts in England and supports a range of artistic activities. The organisation runs a range of funding programmes, such as Grants for the Arts, and lists other places to look for arts funding (


Crowdfunding is a way of raising finance by asking a large number of people each for a small amount of money. There are a number of websites now doing crowdfunding and some are specifically for creative projects. Do your own search for ‘crowdfunding’ and see what comes up.

Funding for creative businesses:

Working in partnership with industry and informed by leading research, Creative Skillset directs collective investment through the Skills Investment Fund to create new and innovative training in priority skills and in-demand roles to ensure growth in the UK’s Creative Industries.

Other sources of funding - if your company is not eligible for these funding schemes, please click this link for other sources of funding for creative businesses.

Herts LIS:

Not a place to find funding, but a useful place to gather statistics for your funding bids. The Hertfordshire Local Information System (HertsLIS) website enables access to a wide range of data, information and intelligence relating to the county of Hertfordshire.