Can we help bring your dream project to life? Applications are now open for the Extra Nice Fund

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you define “marginalised groups”?

Due to the volume of applications, we won’t be able to get in contact with unsuccessful applicants. However the Extra Nice Fund is a recurring funding programme so please do keep an eye out for future updates and further opportunities.
There are no specifications in discipline or theme, and we welcome a variety of creatives to get in touch. As mentioned above, the £3,000 can be utilised to fund a variety of outcomes, from a podcast to an exhibition, film or publication.

What ideas are you looking for?

In specific circumstances, we may ask follow-up questions on an individual’s submission, but we trust applicants who put themselves forward to identify with this criteria outlined, or that their submission aims to impact those listed in this classification.

Will It’s Nice That be involved in the development of my idea?

Following the project’s completion by September 2022, the final outcome will be the focus of a profile interview on It’s Nice That and shared with our global audience. We will additionally be welcoming the winning applicant to help judge applications for the second iteration of the Extra Nice Fund in 2022.

If I win the Fund, is there a timeframe requirement for it to be completed by?

Applicants must be able to create their project within six to nine months of the Fund being awarded in January 2022.
We classify marginalised groups as individuals who self-identify as Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ or from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. This also includes individuals who face barriers such as mental health issues, physical health disabilities, sensory impairments, substance misuse survivors and individuals who are neurodivergent.

Will I receive feedback on my submission if unsuccessful?

The It’s Nice That team will not be involved in the development of ideas, but we’d love to explore how we may be able to offer advice or support to your project in its development stage. It’s Nice That’s involvement will be discussed with shortlisted applicants during the review process of submitted ideas.

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