Arts Council England has now assumed responsibility for museum and library sector development and improvement in England from the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

Museums should apply to the Arts Council for Renaissance funding.

Libraries should apply to the Arts Council for library development programmes.

For Lottery funded programmes, museums, galleries and libraries should continue to apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

For full details download the funding eligibility grid below.

Funding eligibility grid
Funding eligibility grid

Between 2011 and 2015, the Arts Council will invest £1.4 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1 billion from the National Lottery.