Please note that applications to the National portfolio funding programme 2012-15 are now closed. Find out more about how we made our decisions.
Visit our funding pages to find out about other sources of funding.
On 26 October 2010 we announced details of how the 29.6% cut to our budget, announced 20 October, would be implemented over the next four years.
The majority of arts organisations were given an equal cut which was kept to 6.9 per cent for 2011/12. This approach kept the overall percentage cut as low as possible and gave organisations a quick and fair decision. You can view a full breakdown of funding amounts for each regularly funded organisation in 2011/12 on our regularly funded organisations page.
From April 2012, the new National portfolio funding programme replaced the regularly funded organisations system which provided regular funding to around 850 arts organisations in this country.
Decisions on the National portfolio were made in the context of a clear set of strategic priorities and the reduced resources available. The Arts Council is limited the real-terms cut to the budget available for funded organisations in the period to 14.9 per cent. It was also required to operate within a much reduced overall budget of 29.6 per cent over this period.