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Centre for Cultural Value - Collaborate Fund

05 October 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Grants are available to support the development of collaborative research projects between UK cultural sector organisations and academic researchers.

Fund Information

Funding body:
Centre for Cultural Value
Maximum value:
£ 20,000
Application deadline:


The Collaborate Fund is provided and administered by Centre for Cultural Value.

Objectives of Fund

Collaborate is an open-call programme through which Centre for Cultural Value will invest £200,000 into the cultural sector, which includes arts, cultural, heritage and screen practitioners and organisations, to support the development of rigorous, collaborative research projects into under explored, sector-driven questions of cultural value.

Value Notes

The fund has a total value of £200,000.

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available.

Match Funding Restrictions

Match funding is not a requirement. Centre for Cultural Value is, however, supportive of applicants using the fund as an opportunity to attract funding from other sources to develop more ambitious projects.

Who Can Apply

The fund is open to the following categories of applicants:

  • Cultural sector: any UK based charitable organisation, creative practitioner or artist currently working in the arts, cultural, heritage or screen sectors.
  • Academic researchers: individual academic researchers or research teams from any discipline. The applicant must have a PhD at the time of application and currently be working at a UK based university or higher education institution.


The following are not eligible for funding:

  • For-profit organisations.
  • Non-accredited museums.
  • Funded sector support organisations.
  • Academic researchers or research teams based outside of the UK or who are not currently working at a UK based university or higher education institution.
  • Academic researchers who have not yet received their PhD.
  • Independent researchers or those working in for-profit organisations.

Eligible Expenditure

Funding can cover all or part-costs of project activity including, but not limited to:

  • Cultural sector partner time.
  • Research assistant time, eg PhD researchers or student interns supporting project activity.
  • Research participant costs, including volunteers supporting project activity/events.
  • Project consumables.
  • Venue and equipment hire.
  • Travel and subsistence.


United Kingdom

How To Apply

The following deadlines apply:

  • Cultural sector organisations: Expressions of Interest may be made between 18 October 2021 and 24 November 2021.
  • Academic researchers: Expressions of Interest may be made between 6 December 2021 and 26 January 2022.

The online application form will be available during the above application windows.

Guidance notes are available from the Centre for Cultural Value website.

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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    Centre for Cultural Value
    University of Leeds
    LS2 9JT
    Email: [email protected]

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