Arts Council England - Catalyst grants, deadline 10 August 2017 (12 noon)

17 July 2017

"The Catalyst Small Grants programme supports organisations to build fundraising capacity to enable them to attract more private giving to arts and culture. It does this by supporting organisations to invest in systems training and developments for staff, volunteers and boards or to cover the costs of external expertise to support their fundraising.

"The programme offers one off investment of between £10,000 and £30,000.

"Donations and philanthropy will never replace public-funding shortfalls. However, they are an important source of support for organisations to explore to reduce their financial risk and help them become more resilient."

"To be eligible to apply, organisations must have an annual turnover of between £100,000 and £750,000. Organisations must evidence a track record of a previous funding history with Arts Council England (i.e. have been awarded a grant) in the two years prior to application."


Please read the guidance notes before completing the application form.

The deadline for applications is 10 August 2017 (12 noon).


Answers to frequently asked questions are available. Telephone 0845 300 6200, text phone +44(0) 161 934 4428 or email

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