Capital: Large Grants

We are supporting organisations to be more resilient by having the right buildings and equipment to deliver their work. We want to support organisations to become more sustainable and innovative, including increasing their environmental performance and reducing their carbon emissions.

Key Information



Funding activity

Buildings and infrastructure

Total fund

£88 million. £45 million in the first round and £43 million in the second round.

Grant range

The minimum capital grant available is £500,000. Grants of £5 million or more are likely to be exceptional.


Recipients of National Portfolio funding in 2015/16.

If you are not a National Portfolio Organisation, you can only apply if you are properly constituted as an organisation and your Arts Council area office agrees, in writing, that you should apply.

Key dates

The next round of funding will open for applications on 14 July 2016. This will allow us take account of the new National Portfolio for 2018-22, which will be announced in June 2017.


14 July 201620 October 201631 July 2017