We invest money from government and the National Lottery in arts and culture across England. This funds a wide range of activities – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, crafts to collections; and helps us achieve our mission of Great art and culture for everyone.

Use the links on the left to find out more on the following:

Apply for funding 

Find out about all our funding programmes here: who they’re for, how much is available and which programmes are currently open or closed to applications.

We also provide links to sources of funding from other organisations which you might find useful too.

Our investment: 2012-15

From March 2012 to April 2015 we will invest £1.4 billion of public money from government, and an estimated £1 billion from the National Lottery in arts and culture in England. 

Find out more about how and where we are investing funds in arts and culture right now. 

Our investment: 2015-18

In January 2014 we announced our total investment approach for arts and culture over the period 2015-18, through the National portfolio, Major partner museums, Strategic funds, museums development and our flagship Grants for the arts programme. 

Find out more about our planned investment for this period. 

Information for funded organisations and individuals 

From grant award logo guidance to and other useful tools and templates, to advice and guidance on safeguarding and child protection. For this information and more, explore these pages.