Guidance launched for applicants to the Creative People and Places Funding Programme

Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places focuses on parts of the country where involvement in arts and culture is significantly below the national average.

Arts Council England has published guidance on applying for the new Creative People and Places (CPP) programme, 2022-25. For the first time, the CPP programme will be part of the National Portfolio, helping Arts Council England achieve the outcomes set out in its Let’s Create strategy.

CPP provides National Lottery funding to groups of local organisations, or consortia, who work together to bring creative opportunities to the lives of people who live in that place. What makes Creative People and Places unique, is that the arts activity driven by these groups, is designed by, for and with people from the community.

Guidance for applicants along with FAQs and a list of locations in England eligible to apply to the fund can now be found on the Arts Council England website, but here is a general overview;

Investment of £750,000-£1 million is available to projects to run for a three-year period (April 2022-March 2025).

Who can apply?

Only specific areas in England can apply for this funding -those with the lowest levels of engagement in arts and culture. Existing Creative People and Places consortia can apply to this round, as well as new groups of organisations. To determine the eligible places for the New Creative People and Places programme ACE have used the Active Lives Survey, November 2015 to May 2017.

How can I show my interest in the fund?

As partnership working is so important for this fund, ACE encourage local organisations to register their interest in the programme so connections can be made at application stage. If you register your interest on the ACE website  (with your permission) will be shared on their website for others from your area to contact you.

When can I apply?

Applications are open from Tuesday 6 April 2021 and closes on Friday 11 June 2021.

For more information visit the ACE website HERE

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