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Welcome to our funding finder. Browse our funding programmes and take a closer look at key information, including key dates and eligibility criteria.

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Designation Development Fund

Closed / Fund

This fund supports projects that ensure the long-term sustainability of Designated museum collections, and which maximise their public value and the sharing of best practice across the sector

Funding activity

Research and development.

 

Total fund

£1.3 million for 2016–18.

Grant range

£20,000 to £90,000

Elevate

Closed / Fund

Strengthening the resilience of art organisations that do not receive National Portfolio funding but which make a significant contribution to the Creative Case for Diversity

Funding activity

Developing resilience, developing income, Creative Case for Diversity.

Total fund

£2.1 million.

Grant range

£100,000 to £150,000.

Unlimited (III)

Closed / Fund

Supporting the development, commissioning and presentation of a range of new works by deaf and disabled artists

Funding activity

Showcasing, creative case for diversity, talent development, mentoring.

Total fund

£1.8 million.

Grant range

Unlimited (III) is one award of up to £1.8 million.

Reimagine India

Closed / Fund

A cultural exchange programme investing in creative collaborations between arts and cultural organisations in England and in India

Funding activity

International development, showcasing, talent development.

Total fund

£1.5 million, with £535,578 already committed in Round 1 of the fund in July 2015. This means there is a total of £954,422 available in this final round of the project. 

Grant range

£30,000 to £100,000.

Museum Resilience Fund

Closed / Fund

This fund enables museums to become more sustainable and resilient businesses

Funding activity

Buildings and infrastructure, capacity building.

Total fund

£10 million for 2015/16

Grant range

£30,000 to £450,000 (£30,000 to £75,000 for subject specialist networks)

Developing Sector Leaders

Returning in the future / Fund

This programme funds activities which develop leadership and governance in art and culture

Funding activity

Organisational development, professional development.

Total fund

Up to £1.5 million.

Research Grants Programme

Closed / Fund

This programme aims to deepen knowledge and understanding of the impact of art and culture and the complex role it plays in our experience as individuals and on the fabric of our society

Funding activity

Research and development.

Total fund

£1.1 million for 2016–18.

Grant range

£50,000 to £200,000.

Exceptional Awards

Closed / Fund

This (now closed) programme funded projects making a significant additional contribution to the Arts Council's strategic vision

Funding activity

Exhibition, festival, original work, participation, performance, talent development.

Grant range

£50,000 +

Audience Focus

Closed / Fund

This fund aimed to ensure that organisations funded by the Arts Council have an even stronger focus on attracting audiences

Funding activity

Capacity building, sector development

Total fund

Over £5 million awarded from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2015.

Grant range

Minimum award of £100,000.

Enterprising Libraries

Closed / Fund

This fund encouraged libraries to use their role as community hubs to spark local economic growth and improve social mobility

Funding activity

Capacity building, participation.

Total fund

Ten projects were awarded an equal share of the £450,000 fund.

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