Everyone wishing to join our portfolio of arts and culture organisations had to submit an application. So how did we make our funding decisions?

Our decision making happened in two stages. Firstly, we looked at the application itself, and secondly, we decided how well we thought each applicant would fit into a balanced national portfolio to ensure we had the right spread of investment.

Explore our flowchart on the right of this page

The guidance below explains the two decision making stages in more detail.

National portfolio organisations:

Application guidance Application guidance 

Major partner museums:

Application guidance Application guidance

Equality and diversity

We also undertook an equality impact analysis because we need to ensure that the work of our fundees is inclusive of and accessible to all.

The equality impact analysis looked at evidence that would help us to address and eliminate discrimination, and promote equality of opportunity in relation to gender, race, disability and sexual orientation.

Read the Equality analysis.