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SMART Grants

SMART’s Grants provide funding for Suffolk's young people to access arts opportunities. This might include:


  • Access to and participation in music and other arts education

  • Travel and other associated costs of auditions and interviews

  • The costs of accessing specialist or tertiary education

  • Membership of other nationally recognised music and other arts education organisations

  • Access to national or international music and other arts opportunities

  • Access to equipment needed for arts education and participation

  • Access to music or other arts therapeutic services


These grants are available to young people who demonstrate a great deal of commitment to and enjoyment of the arts, but who cannot afford what they need to pursue that passion. At this stage, we are only in a position to offer grants to individuals, not organisations.

Please read our Grant Making Policy below BEFORE completing the application form.

ALL applications require a referee. Please contact your referee to ensure you have their reference and contact details BEFORE completing this form as this will need to be included below.


22/23 Academic Year Deadlines

22nd November 2023: Deadline for Grants for Spring Term 2024

6th March 2024: Deadline for Grants for Summer Term 2024

19th June 2024: Deadline for Grants for Autumn Term 2024 and 2024/25 Full Academic Year

SMART will endeavour to give you a decision within a month of the application deadline.

​For more information and to apply, please see our Grant Making Policy, our Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form below.

Please contact us if you need any support in completing the form: 


Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


Application Form

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