Arts Council England, small capital grants

1 April 2019

Arts Council England is offering small capital grants of £100,000 to £499,999. Constituted arts and cultural organisations based in England can apply. The capital project must aim to achieve arts outcomes and relate to the delivery of arts activity.


The funder will prioritise "National Portfolio Organisations" and applications for improvements to existing arts and cultural facilities, particularly where these give full consideration to environmental sustainability. Projects should meet high standards of design and construction, including ensuring maximum independent access for disabled people (visitors, participants, artists and members of staff).

Is your project ready?

Capital activity must start by 30 April 2020 and complete by 31 March 2023. For building projects, you must have applied for full planning permission (and any other relevant statutory approvals) by the time you apply for funding.

Match funding

You must be able to secure at least 15 per cent of the total cost of the activity from other funders.


Read the guidance notes to check your project is eligible and find out how to apply.

Expressions of interest open from 11 April 2019 (midday).

The deadline for expressions of interest is 3 May 2019 (midday).


Telephone 0161 934 4317, textphone 0161 934 4428 or email Arts Council England is open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

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