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.