£1,000 - £100,000
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Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants

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

National Lottery Project Grants supports thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations. 31 August 2021, the fund will focus on the needs of smaller independent organisations and individual practitioners

If you are submitting an application for £15,000 or under please allow up to 10 weeks to receive your decision. If you are submitting an application for over £15,000, please allow up to 16 weeks to receive your decision.

We've reopened the fund with additional supplementary guidance which applies until 31 August 2021 to help fund independent organisations, creative practitioners and freelancers as quickly as possible. We also have a ring-fenced budget of £1.5 million until 31 March 2022 available within National Lottery Project Grants specifically to support the grassroots music sector.

Project Grants is already able to support a really broad range of types of activity. We
can support projects that directly create and deliver creative and cultural activity and
content for audiences, visitors and digital users, and also those that have a longer
term impact on strengthening the sector, such as organisational development,
research and development and sector support. We will continue to support a wide
range of different applications, from organisations and from individuals.

Our supplementary guidance outlines what has changed to make the fund more responsive to the needs of smaller independent organisations and individual practitioners during Covid-19.