Cockayne 10th Anniversary Young Volunteer Reviewers Scheme
In keeping with the foundation’s commitment to supporting young people in the arts, Cockayne would like to invite young arts enthusiasts, aged 20 - 30, to consider volunteering to assist the foundation in reviewing the arts projects it supports. The role is unpaid but reviewers will be provided with event tickets for themselves and a companion plus reasonable travel expenses. Volunteers must be based in London and prepared to travel to events across the capital mainly in the evening both during the week and at weekends. They should also be open to attending a variety of different art forms/ genres with a diversity of cultural and social perspectives (for the type of projects Cockayne supports see the What We Do section of this website). In return volunteers will be required to submit a brief written review of their experience, of not more than 350 words, within a week of any event they have attended on behalf of the foundation. Cockayne hopes thereby to incorporate the diverse views of a younger generation of arts enthusiasts into its assessment and grant decision processes
This unpaid role will run for 12 months, from mid-September 2023 to mid-September 2024.
All interested applicants should send a letter detailing why they would like to be considered for the scheme plus a copy of their CV and brief reviews of at least 4 arts events they have attended within the last year to Jo Hedley, Executive Director of Cockayne at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is Noon Friday 28 July 2023.
In person interviews will be held in central London at the beginning of September 2023.
2023 marks Cockayne’s 10th anniversary of grant giving in the Arts.
The 2023 10th Anniversary Cockayne Grants for the Arts funding round is now open to applications. Grant guidelines and on-line application forms can be found on Cockayne’s donor-advised fund pages of the London Community Foundation website:
The grant application deadline is 12 noon Friday 14 July 2023.
Please note: In celebration of Cockayne’s 10th Anniversary, an additional 10 grants of £100,000 each will also be awarded this year by Cockayne Grants for the Arts in London. If you have a particularly ambitious project or pressing artistic need (budget £500,000+) and wish to be considered for one of the ten £100,000 grants, in addition to applying via the online portal, please send a brief preliminary proposal and rationale for support at this level (not more than a page) to the Director of Cockayne, Jo Hedley, by 12 noon 14 July 2023:
Applicants who have requested that their projects be considered for a larger award, will be informed in the Autumn whether they have been successful. If not, their application will automatically revert for consideration under the main grant round.
Whatever level of funding you wish to request, you may only make one application for one specific project.
Main grant announcements are scheduled by 2 February 2024.
The 2022 Cockayne Grants for the Arts Awards were announced on 1 February 2022. For further details see What We Do / 2022.
Details of the application procedure and guidelines for the 2023 grant round will be announced in May.
Applications to the 2022 Cockayne Grants for the Arts grant round are now closed. Applications are being assessed by foundation staff. Grant announcements are scheduled for the end December 2022/ beginning January 2023.
The 2022 Cockayne Grants for the Arts funding round is now open to applications. Grant guidelines and on-line application forms can be found on Cockayne’s donor-advised fund pages of the London Community Foundation website:
The grant application deadline is 12 noon Friday 15 July 2022.
Grant announcements are scheduled for the end of 2022/ beginning of 2023.