National Lottery Project Grants are changing

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants refreshed programme will open for applications on 22 November 2021.

From Monday 22 November 2021, the application process and eligibility criteria for National Lottery Project Grants will change.

Arts Council England refreshed the fund to help them deliver their new strategy, Let’s Create, but it will continue to support individual artists, community and cultural organisations across the country with grants between £1,000 and £100,000 and it will still be open for applications at any time.

ACE has published the new guidance so that you can familiarise yourself with the refreshed fund and are ready to get started when the application portal opens on 22 November.

You can find full details and eligibility criteria in their guidance document, but the key changes are:

  • From 22 November, you’ll be able to apply for up to £30,000 and get your decision within 8 weeks. This will help ACE support more ambitious activity, more quickly.
  • ACE are improving support for individuals at the start of their career. They will do this by targeting some of the advice giving at people who might not have previously applied for funding from them.
  • Support for museums. More museums will be eligible to apply, including those who are non-Accredited. ACE will support them to unlock their collections and make them more relevant, inclusive and accessible.
  • It’s still open to libraries who can continue to apply for activity that aligns with any of the four Universal Library Offers; Creativity and Culture; Reading; Information and Digital; Health and Wellbeing

Take a look at the new guidance materials HERE



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