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Historic Combined Online Information System (COINS) spending data

COINS data is used by the Treasury to collect financial data from across the public sector. The data is used for fiscal management, producing Parliamentary Supply Estimates and public expenditure statistics, preparing Whole of Government Accounts and meeting data requirements of the Office for National Statistics. 

View our COINS data on the website.

Tender documents over £10,000

All new tender documents for contracts over £10,000 will be published as they are issued.

These can be viewed on the Contracts Finder website (tenders from 1st January 2011 onwards) and on the Business Link website (tenders before 1st January 2011).


Details of all new contracts entered into by Arts Council England from 1st January 2011 can be viewed on the Contracts Finder website.

Payments of £5,000 and over

Spreadsheets detailing these payments can be downloaded using the links on the right. Please note, before April 2015 we have only published information on payments of over £25,000. This information starts from 12 May 2010 and is produced monthly.

Lottery grant payments can be viewed on the DCMS National Lottery grants database. This provides information on hard commitments - grants which have been accepted by the recipient.  This information is updated monthly.

Anti Fraud Policy

The purpose of this policy is to make clear that Arts Council England will not accept any level of fraud, corruption or bribery in its business activities. You can also report suspected fraudulent activities directly to the Police via Action Fraud here.

Download and read our anti fraud policy here

Grant commitments 

In this section you will find information on our grant commitments:

Grant Commitments 2014-15

Grant Commitments 2015-16 Qtr1

Grant Commitments 2015-16 Year to date Qtr2

Prompt Payment Performance


As a Non Departmental Government Body the Arts Council England is committed to creating a supportive environment in which ambitious businesses can flourish. Late payment is a key issue for business, especially smaller businesses as it can adversely affect their cash flow and jeopardises their ability to trade. The Government recognises that the public sector should set a strong example by paying promptly.




Financial year 2015/2016 Percentage of invoices paid within 5 days. Percentage of invoices paid within 30 days.
1st quarter 91 9
2nd quarter 99 1
3rd quarter    
4th quarter    













Items of spend over £25,000