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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.

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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Ambition for Excellence

Open / Fund

Ambition for excellence is a £35.2 million programme aimed at stimulating and supporting ambition, talent and excellence across the arts sector in England

Funding activity

Audio-visual, broadcast and transmission, commissioning, digital creation, exhibition, festival, original work, performance, production

Total fund

£35.2 million

Next key date 27/10/2017

Applying to Grants for the Arts

How to apply to our grant programme for individuals, art organisations and other people who use the arts in their work

Funding activity

Audio-visual, broadcast and transmission, buildings and infrastructure, capacity building, commissioning, digital creation, diversity and equality, education and learning, exhibition, festival, organisational development, original work, participation, performance, production, professional development, publishing, research and development, sector development, talent development, touring.

Grant range

£1,000 to £100,000.

Artists’ International Development Fund

Returning in the future / Fund

Investing in talented individuals to develop skills, expand horizons and introduce an international perspective to their work

Funding activity

Exhibition, Original work, Professional development, Talent development

Next key date 02/08/2017

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.

Arts Impact Fund

Open / Fund

A new fund demonstrating the potential for social investment in the arts, offering repayable finance to art organisations in England that can show how they are sustainable, have great artistic ambition and have a positive impact on society

Funding activity

Repayable loan finance for social investment in arts organisations.

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.

Building Resilience

Closed / Fund

Supporting up to four external organisations or consultancies who will work on different approaches to improve resilience and long term sustainability across the sector.

Funding activity

Organisational development, Sector development

Total fund

A total budget of up to £2 million is available for the funding period 2017-19 across all four cohorts.

Grant range

Up to £500,000.  

Business Support

Closed / Fund

Increasing knowledge and understanding of business support within the cultural creative sector.

Funding activity

Organisational development, Sector development

Grant range

Up to £400,000 over two financial years for the period 1 December 2016 to 31 March 2018.

Capital: Large Grants

Closed / Fund

We are supporting organisations to be more resilient by having the right buildings and equipment to deliver their work

Funding activity

Buildings and infrastructure

Total fund

£88 million. £45 million in the first round and £43 million in the second round.

Grant range

The minimum capital grant available is £500,000. Grants of £5 million or more are likely to be exceptional.

Capital: Small Grants

Closed / Fund

We are supporting organisations to be more resilient by having the right buildings and equipment to deliver their work

Funding activity

Buildings and infrastructure

Total fund

£32.5 million.

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