The Arts Council Reopens its National Lottery Project Grants – April 2021 (England)

The Arts Council has announced that its National Lottery Project Grants programme has re-opened for applications.

The fund is open to individuals, arts organisations, museums and libraries. Grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 will be available from the £59.8 million rolling funding programme until April 2021 to support those in the cultural sector and for work that has longer term positive impact such as Research and Development.

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the programme will be improved to make it more responsive to the needs of smaller independent organisations and individual practitioners, whilst still including a budget for grassroots music venues, touring extensions and national activities over and under £100,000.

Public Libraries will now be able to apply for activity that aligns with any of the four Universal Library Offers;

  • Creativity and Culture
  • Reading
  • Information and Digital
  • Health and Wellbeing

Museums can now apply to National Lottery Project Grants for Subject Specialist Network activity. Arts Council England will also accept applications from a wider range of applicants for any activity that benefits at least one Accredited museum, its collections and its visitors.

Useful Links:

Application Guidance

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility Quiz

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https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/projectgrants

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