- Date: 8 May 2013
- Area: National
The Arts Council is today announcing the 62 successful applications to the £7 million Catalyst Arts: building fundraising capacity scheme. All funds from the overall Catalyst Arts scheme have now been allocated.
The 218 organisations which make up the 62 consortia applications feature a wide range of arts organisations including a consortia of: music hubs led by Bolton Music Services in the North West; theatres led by Tamasha Theatre Company Ltd in London; combined arts organisations led by the UK Centre for Carnival Arts across the East, South East, South West and London.
This £7 million fund is part of the £110 million Catalyst fund to boost philanthropy by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and has been developed to reflect what the Arts Council has learned from the other strands of the scheme.
The building fundraising capacity scheme is designed to help organisations with little or no experience of fundraising to:
Consortia were able to apply to the fund for grants of between £60,000 and £150,000 for activity over two years. The scheme was open to applications exclusively from consortia so that learning and skills can reach more organisations.
The successful applicants to the Catalyst Arts: endowments and capacity building and match funding schemes were announced in 2012.
A number of these organisations are already on their way to securing their full match funding including:
Find out more about Catalyst Arts