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Offer: Freedom to Create Grants


Through our grant making Freedom to Create offers funding to projects that use the arts to create transformational change in the developing world.

A wide range of art forms can be used and harnessed to educate, build, heal and inspire people - from educating communities on a particular issue, to inspiring people to change the status quo, to building capacity.

In supporting such projects we believe we can affect our future and together work towards a more prosperous world.


Application Requirements
Our grants are open to projects which use the arts to create transformational change in developing countries.

Basic Requirements

The following requirements must be met to be considered for a Freedom to Create grant:

Projects must be run by a registered non-profit organisation
Projects must fall into one of our six sectors: Education, Health, Social Harmony, Urban Regeneration, Freedom to Create or Designs for Life
Projects must use an art form to educate, build, heal or inspire people
Projects must indicate how their results will be measured both quantitatively and qualitatively
The project itself must be located in a developing country, and is ideally a country most in need. To further assess whether your country may be eligible for funding, please see the list of Emerging and Developing Countries in the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook Report or the United Nation's Human Development Index.

Projects We Prefer

Our grant application process is highly competitive. As a guide, projects that demonstrate one or more of the following will be of particular interest to us:

Based in the world's harshest places and least developed countries
A new approach to issues and challenges
Sustainable change
Ambitious ideas
Strong ways of measuring of the project's impact on society
Excluded Projects

Our grants are unable to support:

Individual artists
Educational scholarships
Organisations that discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation in policy or in practice
Programmes that promote sectarian religious activities
Programmes that promote impermissible lobbying
Programmes which contravene the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Projects located in the developed world, such as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States of America and the United Kingdom. However, please note that organisations based in these countries are welcome to apply for funding if their programmes are located in the developing world.
Costs not directly associated with the project's implementation. While we appreciate that organisational overheads are necessary for coordination, these will not be considered.

To apply for this grant go to the link below


Rudzanimbilu's picture

This is great, thank you

Thanks for the information Carri,

Rudzanimbilu Muthambi

katina maria's picture


Hi Dear
Can is this grant still available and its there a deadline for 2012.

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