Partner-Up Fund

Do you have an idea for an innovative, collaborative arts-for-social-change project working with communities? Do you want to join forces with unlikely allies? Take Note’s new Partner-Up Fund is for you!

Take Note has joined forces with Collaborative Change and Footwork Trust to launch the Partner-Up Fund, supporting and empowering high-impact arts collaborations for social change.

Groups of organisations with a shared idea for an arts-for-social-change project are invited to apply for one of two funding grants – up to £30,000 per project.

It’s for…

  • Collaborations between 2 – 4 partners
  • A focus on the arts, collaborating with other sectors for social impact
  • By arts it means anything creative! Music, theatre, dance, craft, graffiti, architecture, circus, the list goes on…
  • Projects anywhere in the world with the lead partner a UK charity/CIC
  • £30k funding (10% of project cost must already be secured)


The Partner-Up Fund welcomes applications from groups of arts and non-arts organisations working together.

Organisations can be based anywhere in the world – and the Partner-Up Fund encourages international collaborations! Although the lead partner must be a registered UK charity or CIC.

Take Note has a two-stage application process: a Stage 1 Expression of Interest and a Stage 2 Collaborative Impact Map.

Expression of Interest deadline: Friday 19th November 2021

Find out more via the Take Note website HERE

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