Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants are now open for applications. The National Lottery Project Grants scheme is the Arts Council England’s (ACE) open access programme for arts, museums, and libraries projects. The fund supports thousands of individual artists, community, and cultural organisations.
With a closing date of April 2021, this round of £59.8 million funding focuses on the needs of smaller independent organisations and individual practitioners, such as industrial sites and museums. ACE have published supplementary guidance that outlines these changes. The fund will also focus more on activities that give organisations the time to think, plan, and test new ideas. For the first time with this fund, Arts Council England are investing in activity where the route to public engagement may take longer, and may take place beyond the boundaries of the activities being applied for. The usual requirement to provide 10% match funding has been removed.
Details can be found by following this link: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/projectgrants