taking our culture forward

Grants and bursaries are awarded to groups and individuals for a wide variety of purposes relating to the culture of the Isle of Man and its people including art, crafts, language, literature, history, folklore, music, folk-dance, natural history, ecology, archaeology, architecture, law and industrial development.

Applications are carefully considered by the Board so that awards can be made within the framework of our policies and the Manx Heritage Foundation Act.

The first point of contact for detailed enquiries is the Director enquiries@culturevannin.im (email only at the present time, please)

More information can be found in the downloads on the right, where you can find the form in a variety of formats. Please note that new forms apply for each financial year, and all successful applicants must complete an End of Project Monitoring form.

Information on grants awarded forms part of our publicly available annual accounts and report, and grants are awarded on this basis. General conditions are outlined in full on the application form and conditions specific to an application are outlined in the grant letter.

Please note:

  • The Board often has to deal with a large body of paperwork, so it is essential that you fill in each section of the form, adding supporting information where necessary as an appendix. Incomplete forms will not go before the Board.
  • Please email us your grant applications and appendices, preferably as one single PDF. This is particularly helpful when the supporting material is extensive.
  • If the electronic submission does not include a signature, then a signed hard copy should also be posted to: Culture Vannin, Fairfield House, Main Road, St John's, Isle of Man IM4 3NA.
  • Please take care to fill in the information within the form itself, with additional information attached as a separate document.
  • Any handwritten forms should be scanned and emailed as a PDF where possible - all submissions must be legible and hard copies must not use metal staples.
  • Applications may be written in English or Manx.

Applications should be received no later than fourteen days before each meeting.

The final cut-off for electronic submissions is 12 noon on that Friday and applications not received in time will be deferred to the next meeting.

Scheduled board meeting dates are as follows:

11 September 2020

27 November 2020

12 March 2021

21 May 2021

26 November 2021

Meeting dates may be subject to revision - any changes will be announced here.

You can find out more about grants awarded in previous years by reading our annual reports.

Our review process is here.

Use of logo: unless you are printing in black and white, the colours and dimensions of our logo should not be altered when used for promotion of a project awarded a grant, or within any resulting publication.



Existing grant recipients have 2 years to complete a project, and we will work with any recipients who have already had outgoings for events which now have been cancelled. We will work to support you all in the very best ways we can, and will update you when we are able to create new opportunities.

The most important thing for our cultural and wider community at the moment is to stay safe and follow IOM Government and Public Health advice: www.gov.im/coronavirus

Gow shiu kiarail - take care!