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

We regularly add new funds and remove closed programmes. If your required funding does not appear in the search below, please check back soon or contact us for more information.

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Creative People and Places fund

Returning in the future / Fund

This fund focuses on parts of the country where involvement in the arts is significantly below the national average

Funding activity

Audio-visual, commissioning, exhibition, festival, original work, participation, performance, professional development.

Total fund

£37 million invested to date.

Catalyst: Evolve

Closed / Fund

A new £17.5 million initiative enabling organisations with a limited track record in fundraising to attract more private giving

Funding activity

Capacity building, organisational development

Total fund

£17.5 million

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.

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.

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.

Creative Writing in Schools

Closed / Fund

This fund aimed to develop and implement high-quality creative writing in schools in the North and South West of England

Funding activity

Education and learning, participation, talent development

Total fund

£1.2 million

Grant range

A maximum of £600,000.

Arts Council / V&A Purchase Grant Fund

Open / Fund

This fund supports the purchase of a wide range of material for the permanent collections of non-nationally funded organisations in England and Wales

Funding activity

Collections, museums, exhibition.

Total fund

£750,000 for 2016/17.

Grant range

The purchase price of the object should be between £500 and £500,000. Grants may be made of up to 50 per cent of the purchase price.

Museum Development Grants 2015 - 18

Closed / Fund

Ensuring that a network of advice and support is available for all Accredited museums

Funding activity

Capacity building, Organisational development, Sector development

Total fund

A sum of £3 million available for 2015/16.

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