Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants

National Lottery Project Grants is our open access programme for arts, libraries and museums projects. The fund supports thousands of individual practitioners, community and cultural organisations

We’ve made some changes to National Lottery Project Grants to make the process of applying clearer and more accessible.  

You can now apply using our new application form. We’ve also published updated Guidance for applicants, information sheets, and offline application forms.

This grants programme is intended to help the Arts Council deliver its 2020-2030 strategy, ‘Let’s Create’ which is about making a difference to the creative and cultural lives of people and communities in England. It also provides a means to support a broad range of not-for-profit projects that create and sustain quality work and help people across England to engage with arts and culture.

The programme supports development by allowing artists, cultural practitioners and organisations to work in new ways and to get their work out to new audiences.

Priority is currently being given to the following types of time limited priorities:

  • Supporting Grassroots Live Music
  • Museums Unlocking Collections
  • Universal Library Offers

Three levels of grants are available:

  • Grants of up to and including £30,000.
  • Grants of between £30,001 and £100,000.
  • Grants of £100,001 and over.

The funding can be for projects lasting up to three years.

Guidance for applicants, information sheets, and application forms are available on the Arts Council England website.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

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