The Arab British Centre is pleased to offer a modest grants scheme which allocates funds for arts and cultural projects delivered in the UK with the aim of improving the British public’s understanding of the Arab world. As of January 2018, the way we operate our grants system is changing. Please check back for updates.

2017 Application Guidance

Grant application deadlines: 01 March / 01 June / 01 September / 01 December

Grant applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis by members of the board, The Arab British Centre staff, and an external professional. Each review meeting takes place on or around the 15 March, 15 June, 15 September and 15 December of every year.  Please note that you must submit your application no later than the 1st day of each quarter.  For example if you want your application reviewed in March, you must submit it by 01 March otherwise it will be considered for the next round of reviews in June.

If your application is successful you will be notified by email and will be asked to sign a grant agreement. No payments will be issued until the agreement is signed by both parties.


  • grants for students
  • translation costs
  • travel costs
  • research projects
  • projects taking place outside the UK

We are also unlikely to fund projects that are yet to source the majority of their funding from another funding body.

Please submit online grant application below.

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