Apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for your school’s network!

The Mighty Creatives: Network Grants

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

The Mighty Creatives invite schools to apply for a grant of up to £1000 to support networking and collaborative working for schools in your area. The grant is available for all schools in the East Midlands region.

The purpose of these grants is to enable teachers to come together from different schools to further their skills and confidence in the delivery of arts and cultural provision and share best practice in these everchanging times.

This might be an opportunity for your schools to work collaboratively to:

  • Develop staff skills, knowledge and confidence.
  • Develop subject leadership and policies.
  • Share practical solutions to common challenges.
  • Support curriculum planning and development to increase creative teaching and learning opportunities.
  • Support and develop positive mental health, wellbeing and resilience in children, young people and staff.
  • Discuss and explore equality and diversity within your schools and curriculum.

Previous recipients have used the Network Grants in the following ways:

  • To deliver a series of workshops looking at the planning and progression of Art and Design skills across EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, working with an education consultant and visual artist.
  • Delivery of a networking event with a keynote from a prize-winning author and poet that explored creative writing across the curriculum.
  • Providing CPD across art forms (visual arts, dance, drama etc) for a local group of schools delivered by local artists and creative practitioners.

Applicants must be able to commit to reaching and evidencing reach with at least 10 schools through the proposed activity, whether an event, CPD opportunity or resource.

We are particularly interested in applications from schools who wish to utilise this grant to launch a network that can be sustained beyond the funded activity and applications that wish to work with local artists and creative practitioners too. If you’re looking for partners in your area, please get in touch.


If you’re interested in this offer, please get in touch for some pre-application support. You can contact us directly by email or by phone 07725 660 525.

We advise you to look at the application questions before we arrange a pre-application call, so we can support any areas you are not sure about.

Find out all the details in the Network Grants information below (including the applications) and apply by clicking the button below.

The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 11th October 2021.

Download Network Grant Information (including the application questions for reference) below.

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Check out our other funds!

Did you know we have another fund open at the moment? The Group School Offer is aimed at supporting networks of schools to develop more strategic connections and encouraging greater collaboration. We can let you know about this and advise if this fund would be more relevant in the pre-application conversation.