Capital: Large Grants

We are supporting organisations to be more resilient by having the right buildings and equipment to deliver their work. We want to support organisations to become more sustainable and innovative, including increasing their environmental performance and reducing their carbon emissions.

Key Information



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.


Recipients of National Portfolio funding in 2015/16.

If you are not a National Portfolio Organisation, you can only apply if you are properly constituted as an organisation and your Arts Council area office agrees, in writing, that you should apply.

Key dates

The deadline for the previous round of applications was 20 October 2016. We will aim to notify applicants of our decision no later than July 2017.