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South Street Trust grants

Who can apply

Farnham organisations who wish to apply for funding for an art-based educational activity.

Grant criteria

  • Projects must have a visual arts creative input, such as painting, sculpture, textiles, photography etc
  • Projects outside the Farnham area may be considered depending on how many beneficiaries are from the Farnham area
  • For the purposes of the South Street Fund, the definition of art does not include performing arts such as drama, music or dance. Applicants connected to these types of project will need to demonstrate the creative connection to visual arts for funding to be considered.

Successful applications

We award around 25 grants a year. In previous years this has included:

  • a clay exploration class for children aged three to 11 at Farnham Pottery
  • the commissioning of artists to work with children in 12 local schools

When to apply

December 2022– Grant round opens

January 2023 – The deadline for submitting a grant application is Wednesday 4h January and applications are considered in late January.

April/May – Grant payments are made

How to apply

Once the next grant round opens, download and complete the application form. The form asks for details about the project, information about the beneficiaries and the educational value of the project, a financial breakdown of costs and key dates.

How applications are assessed

Farnham Town Council is trustee of the fund. Members of the Council assess the applications and award grants to those that meet the criteria and according to the merit of the projects.

About the South Street Trust

The South Street Trust was set up following the sale of the Farnham School of Science and Art in 1986/87. The school was established by local philanthropists James and John Knight in 1880 for the ‘instruction of children and adults in drawing, painting, modelling, designing for architecture, manufacture and decoration and for no other purpose’.

Proceeds from the sale of the school were invested and the income of around £20,000 per annum is used to provide annual grants for art-based activities.

For further information email the South Street Trust.

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