Grants may be available from your local authority. Planning, Regeneration, Culture, Leisure, Parks and Tourism are all departments that may be willing to invest in public art. Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts programme is also a key source of public funding.
The Big Lottery Fund
The Big Lottery Fund distributes money raised from the National Lottery to community projects of all sizes across the UK. They have a programme of changing grants for different parts of the UK.
Trusts and Foundations
These generally only fund charities and not-for-profit organisations, but are relevant if working with a local community group or organisation that needs to find funding for an arts project.