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Welcome to our funding finder. Browse our funding programmes and take a closer look at key information, including key dates and eligibility criteria.

We regularly add new funds and remove closed programmes. If your required funding does not appear in the search below, please check back soon or contact us for more information.

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Business Support

Closed / Fund

Increasing knowledge and understanding of business support within the cultural creative sector.

Funding activity

Organisational development, Sector development

Grant range

Up to £400,000 over two financial years for the period 1 December 2016 to 31 March 2018.

Catalyst: Evolve

Closed / Fund

A new £17.5 million initiative enabling organisations with a limited track record in fundraising to attract more private giving

Funding activity

Capacity building, organisational development

Total fund

£17.5 million

Grants for the Arts

18 March 2016 / Funding

Our grant programme for individuals, art organisations and other people who use the arts in their work

Arts Impact Fund

Open / Fund

A new fund demonstrating the potential for social investment in the arts, offering repayable finance to art organisations in England that can show how they are sustainable, have great artistic ambition and have a positive impact on society

Funding activity

Repayable loan finance for social investment in arts organisations.

Artists’ International Development Fund

Returning in the future / Fund

Investing in talented individuals to develop skills, expand horizons and introduce an international perspective to their work

Funding activity

Exhibition, Original work, Professional development, Talent development

Next key date 13/12/2017

Creative People and Places fund

Open / Fund

This fund focuses on parts of the country where involvement in the arts is significantly below the national average

Funding activity

Audio-visual, commissioning, exhibition, festival, original work, participation, performance, professional development.

Total fund

£37 million invested to date.

Grant range

£500,000 - £1,000,000 over three years

Capital: Large Grants

Closed / Fund

We are supporting organisations to be more resilient by having the right buildings and equipment to deliver their work

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.

Capital: Small Grants

Closed / Fund

We are supporting organisations to be more resilient by having the right buildings and equipment to deliver their work

Funding activity

Buildings and infrastructure

Total fund

£32.5 million.

A Practical Guide to Lawful Fundraising

28 June 2017

Fundraising in the arts and cultural sector is changing. As many organisations become less reliant on state funding and foundation grants, they are exploring further and investing more in private fundraising and philanthropy. Arts Council England has commissioned this guidance to provide an understanding of the practical steps that must be taken to fundraise in a legally compliant manner and in accordance with best practice.

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