If your application is successful, you will receive an offer pack in the post. Please use the reference given at the top of your offer letter when you communicate with us. If you have any questions, please contact us on 0845 300 6200.

Your payment schedule for the grant
Your offer letter will contain a payment schedule that tells you how we will pay the grant. Payments are conditional on us receiving and approving any additional monitoring information (or 'payment conditions') we have asked for within your offer letter. Please note that the dates listed refer to when we expect you to submit the information to meet the relevant conditions, and do not indicate when we will send a payment. After you meet all the conditions for each payment, it will normally take 15 working days for us to process and release the funds. If any of the dates listed are unrealistic, you should contact us so we can amend our records.

Accepting the grant
To accept our grant offer you must sign and return a signed copy of your offer letter within one month to show that you accept the conditions of our grant offer. You must also provide us with your bank details using the form provided.

Reporting to us on your activity
Grantholders should be aware that Arts Council England conducts checks on a sample of applications every year to ensure that our funding is being used appropriately. We reserve the right to ask grantholders for access to all their documentation relating to their activity, and therefore you should keep clear records of project management and financial records for us to access when required.

  • Interim report - Grants for £15,000 or more

During your activity, you will be asked to complete an interim report form in order to release a payment part way through their activity. This will be shown on your payment schedule. Please note that interim report forms cannot currently be submitted online.

  • Activity report form - all applicants

After your activity has finished, you must complete an activity report form. When we have received and checked your completed activity report form, we can release your final payment.

If you applied online you will need to complete your activity report form online. Once you have accepted this grant a link to the form will appear in your online portal account. This form will remain visible until your activity has ended.

If you did not apply online please contact us (enquiries@artscouncil.org.uk, 0845 300 6200).

Acknowledging our funding
You must acknowledge your Arts Council England grant / National lottery funding in any press release, interview, public statement or event speech that is related to the project we are funding. You must also use the Lottery grant award logo according to our guidelines. Please visit the Grant award logo pages of our website.