Open Grants 2016-2022

The Open Grants programme supported the arts and cultural sector in their work with children and young people. Between June 2016 and June 2022 our trustees awarded £1,538,565 supporting 139 projects – 86 main grants (just over £1.4m) and 53 small grants (just under £75k).

Funded projects provided innovative, high-quality arts engagement with and for children and young people, and putting their voices at the heart. Applicants were asked make proposals that would:

  • Evidence the power of arts and creativity and their transformative power for children and young people
  • Promote children’s development through imaginative thinking
  • Promote equality of access to the arts and creative experiences
  • Encourage innovative thinking and influence good practice
  • Ensure effective evaluation of projects to promote sharing and learning

Visit Project Finder, our searchable database to find out about individual Ragdoll Foundation supported projects and what they achieved.

Project finder

Search for projects in The Ragdoll Foundation Open Grants Scheme and more



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