Money & Funding

Where to find funding

Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants is an open-access funding programme for arts, museums and libraries projects. It is always open, and has a quick turnaround. National Lottery Project Grants supports a broad range of creative and cultural projects that benefit people living in England. It can support individuals and organisations with grants from £1,000 upwards. Projects can range from directly creating and delivering creative and cultural activity to projects which have a longer term positive impact, such as organisational development, research and development and sector support and development.

National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) gives grants to organisations in the UK to help improve their communities. For now, NLCF are prioritising funding projects and organisations supporting communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.

NLCF will prioritise:

  • organisations supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19
  • organisations supporting communities most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a direct result of COVID-19
  • organisations which connect communities and support communities to work together to respond to COVID-19.

National Lottery Heritage Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) fund a broad range of heritage projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. Heritage can be anything from the past that you value and want to pass on to future generations. For now, NLHF have paused most of their normal funding programmes and are prioritising grants to help organisations deal with immediate risks and become more stable or manage a heritage asset that is at risk.

Funding Central

Funding Central provides access to information on grant funding opportunities from local, national and international funding sources as well as social investment from a range of providers with a searchable database to help you identify opportunities that match your project.

Get Grants

Get Grants Funding Finder is a free resource for grant fundraisers with information on hundreds of grant funders, including what they fund, how much they give, and how to apply.