Funding Bodies

Arts Council England Logo


Who: The national development agency for creativity and culture in England.

What:  Between 2018 and 2022, it will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help deliver this vision.

Strategy: By 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high quality cultural experiences.


National Lottery Project grants are back. There are a few changes to the fund so it can be more responsive to the needs of smaller independent organisations and individual practitioners during Covid-19.

Arts Council England Logo

ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND - Developing your Creative Practice

Who: An innitiative from Arts Council ENgland

What: The fund supports creative practitioners thinking of taking their practice to the next stage to research, have time to create new work, travel, training, develop ideas, network or find mentoring.

Funding activity: Research and development opportunities, building new networks, creating new work

Grant range: £2,000 – £10,000

Eligibility: Individual artists and/or creative practitioners. You can find full eligibility criteria in the guidance for applicants. Organisations cannot apply.

Creative Scotland logo


Who: The public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

What: Distributes funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.

Strategy: Enabling people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life.

Arts Council Wales Logo


Who: The official body that funds and develops the arts in Wales

What: Distributes money from both the Welsh Government & The National Lottery

Strategy: “Make – To make art, in all its forms, is what we aim to enable. Reach – The ability to reach people goes hand in hand with making extraordinary art. Sustain – For economic sustainability, the arts must remain relevant to people.”

Arts Council Northern Island logo


Who: The development and funding agency for the Arts in Northern Ireland.

What: Distributes public money and National Lottery funds

Strategy: To develop and deliver a wide variety of arts projects, events and initiatives across Northern Ireland. “We believe in placing ‘Art at the Heart’ because we know that art makes a difference”