Collaborative Funding

We offer collaborative funding for projects within the jewellery, silversmithing and allied industries that have the potential to link and contribute to delivery against the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s charitable purpose and corporate plan.

What funding is available?

The Goldsmiths' Centre offers two levels of funding. These are: 

1. Goldsmiths' Centre Small Grant Programme -  for projects that still help us to achieve against our charitable purpose, see below, but are lower in value (one off grants between £3,000-£10,000 inclusive of VAT). 

2. Collaborative Funding Programme – for higher value projects (between £10,000 - £40,000 inclusive of VAT) we have a limited amount of funds available to support the development of projects that have the potential to significantly contribute towards us delivering against our charitable purpose.

What kind of projects do we support?

The Goldsmiths’ Centre considers proposals for both streams of funding that meet its charitable mission:

‘to advance, maintain and develop art, craft, design and artisan skills including (but not exclusively) those related to goldsmithing’. 

We invite collaborative funding proposals that:

Meet with the charitable purpose of the Goldsmiths’ Centre, as set out above, to: 

a. Promote a collaborative approach that includes the work of the Goldsmiths’ Centre through access to its resources and expertise

b. Support access to relevant education and training for those working or aspiring to work in the craft, trade and industry of goldsmithing 

c. Support projects that foster, promote and expand the interest of the public in the art, craft, design and artisan skills of goldsmithing.

Our aim in providing these funds is to stimulate and encourage organisations to develop projects together that share our charitable purpose. Appropriate projects may be events such as training courses, festivals, conferences, exhibitions and community events. 

What is the application process?

Step 1: Discuss your proposal with a member of the team at the Goldsmiths’ Centre. Contact Julia Skilton who will put you in touch with the relevant person.

Step 2: Small Grant Funding Programme:

For more information,  Icon Download the Goldsmiths' Centre's Small Grants Funding Guidelines (203.2 KB)   Icon The Goldsmiths' Centre's Standard Terms for the Small Grant Funding (769.4 KB)

Step 2: Collaborative Funding Programme: 

For more information,  Icon Download The Goldsmiths' Centre Collaborative Funding Guidelines (657.3 KB)  

Submit your project and  Icon Download the Collaborative Funding Expression of Interest Form (100.9 KB)  

This will form will enable the Goldsmiths’ Centre to assess partnership potential, prior to a formal application.   

Step 3: Applications have a 3 to 6 months approval process, dependent on the complexity of the project. Although applications are accepted on a rolling basis, these are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

Step 4: Funding awards will be approved by the Goldsmiths' Centre’s Trustees, and Trade Advisory Sub-Committee. 

For further discussion and support, please contact Julia Skilton at or call 020 7566 7650