Arts Council England’s Small Capital Grants scheme is designed to benefit arts initiatives taking place in England, helping to make these projects more sustainable and resilient. The scheme forms part of a range of measures intended to help create a more sustainable, resilient and innovative arts sector.
This programme represents a new approach to the way the Arts Council uses its capital funds, with investment focused on improving existing arts buildings to make them more economically and environmentally sustainable and to give arts organisations the right buildings and equipment to support the delivery of their work.
The scheme has a total budget of £24 million available for distribution. Under Round 2, which is now open to applications, individual organisations can apply for a capital grant of between £100,000 and £499,999.
Eligible projects are those that require a range of capital expenditure. This could include, for example, improvements that enable organisations to reconfigure current spaces to generate more income, install sustainable technologies to reduce energy demand or to improve current facilities to enable improved delivery of their work for artists and audiences.
Applications are invited from arts organisations operating across the private and third sectors in England. Those that deliver arts activities which can engage people or help artists to carry out their work will be targeted.
For further information and to apply, visit: www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/apply-for-funding/capital/small-capital-grants/
Deadline: Thursday 19 December 2013, 10:00