Grants – how to apply

We run two rounds of funding in a calendar year – with application deadlines of 5pm on March 31st and 5pm on September 30th.

We are currently particularly keen to hear from you if your project involves working with youth groups and/or encourages intergenerational participation.


ANS offers small grants to Full Members (either Group, Individual, or Commercial) of the Network, who can demonstrate a minimum of 6 months continuous membership at the time of applying. Friends of Arts Network Sutton are not currently eligible to apply for a grant.

Grants are made available to fund arts activity in the Borough and the maximum award is £1,000.

All successful applicants will be required to; sign the ANS Code of Conduct, provide confirmation they have appropriate insurance in place, and relevant risk assessments for their activity.

Find out more:

We want you to succeed. To help you, we have produced guidance for completing your ANS grant application form here. The guidance gives you all the information you need about eligibility criteria, and what we need from you in order to consider your application. We recommend you read the guidance first and have it to hand when completing the grant application form. If you have any questions – drop us an email at

Download guidance on completing the application here.

Access our online grant application form here.

The online grant application is designed so you can input your budget directly into the form. If you prefer to submit the budget separately, maybe if someone other than you needs to complete it, a copy is available here. Once your budget is complete you simply need to upload it to the online application form.

Newsflash!! We are holding two grant surgeries – open sessions where we will talk through the basics of grant applications, and discuss any questions you may have. The first is at 7.30pm on Wednesday 2nd March – email us at for registration details. The second is a drop in at The Sound Lounge, between 10am and 11.30am on Saturday 5th March. 

Find out more about our work with arts organisations in Sutton here.

Next application deadline: - 5pm Thursday March 31st 2022

Applications to be considered at following ANS exec meeting. Applicants to be notified of decision one week after the meeting and no later than one month after the application deadline.

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Members of ANS are able to meet with like-minded creatives in the Borough at regular networking events, attend free training sessions and make applications to the ANS grant scheme.

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