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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 creative input.
  • Projects outside the Farnham area may be considered depending on how many beneficiaries are from the Farnham area.
  • Performing arts such as drama, music and dance are not eligible for a grant. If there is a creative connection to a performing arts project, then funding may be considered.

Grant limit

There is no limit.

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 some artists to work with children in 12 local schools

When to apply

October 2022– Grant round opens

January 2023 – Deadline for submitting grant application

March – Applications are considered

April/May – Grant cheques are paid

How to apply

To apply you will need to complete a South Street Trust Application Form.

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.

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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