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Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Arts Council England: new grants scheme

The Arts Council England launches the National Lottery Project Grants scheme on the 5th March 2018. This replaces the Grants for the Arts Scheme.

Under the new scheme grants of £1,000 to £100,000 will be available to individuals, organisations, museums and libraries to support a wide range of arts projects as well as creative and digital media projects. The new grant scheme will have an annual budget of £97.3 million.

Some aspects of the Strategic Touring and Ambition for Excellence funds will also be absorbed into Project Grants, with £14 million per year reserved to support nationally significant and national touring projects of over £100,000.

Once the grant scheme is open, applications can be submitted at any time. Individuals and organisations applying for £15,000 or under will receive a decision in 6 weeks. For those applying for over £15,000 a decision will take 12 weeks.