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A Practical Guide to Lawful Fundraising

28 June 2017

Fundraising in the arts and cultural sector is changing. As many organisations become less reliant on state funding and foundation grants, they are exploring further and investing more in private fundraising and philanthropy. Arts Council England has commissioned this guidance to provide an understanding of the practical steps that must be taken to fundraise in a legally compliant manner and in accordance with best practice.

Catalyst Small Grants

Open / Fund

A new £3 million initiative to build fundraising capacity to enable arts and culture organisations to attract more private giving to the sector

Funding activity

Capacity building, organisational development

Total fund

£3 million

Grant range

£10,000-£30,000

Building Resilience

Closed / Fund

Supporting up to four external organisations or consultancies who will work on different approaches to improve resilience and long term sustainability across the sector.

Funding activity

Organisational development, Sector development

Total fund

A total budget of up to £2 million is available for the funding period 2017-19 across all four cohorts.

Grant range

Up to £500,000.  

Business Support

Closed / Fund

Increasing knowledge and understanding of business support within the cultural creative sector.

Funding activity

Organisational development, Sector development

Grant range

Up to £400,000 over two financial years for the period 1 December 2016 to 31 March 2018.

Celebrating Age

Open / Fund

Supporting cultural spaces and other organisations to be open, positive and welcoming places for older people; and taking high quality arts and culture into places where older people will find it easier to engage.

Funding activity

Collaborative working, audience engagement, developing relationships, commissioning work, developing spaces - arts, cultural and otherwise.

Total fund

£1.5 million

Grant range

£50,000 - £100,000

Next key date 31/08/2017

Cultural Destinations

Closed / Fund

Enabling arts and culture organisations to increase their reach by working with the tourism sector.

Funding activity

Organisational development, Participation, Sector development

Total fund

£3 million

Grant range

Between £100,000 – £500,000 over three years.

Change Makers

Closed / Fund

This fund is aimed at increasing the diversity of senior leadership in art and culture

Funding activity

Diversity and equality, Organisational development, Sector development, Talent development

Total fund

£2.6 million was available through the Change Makers fund, including £500,000 for Major partner museums.

Grant range

Between £100,000 and £150,000

Sustained Theatre Fund

Closed / Fund

To support the development of established and emerging Black and minority ethnic theatre makers and to increase their representation across the wider theatre sector in England.

Funding activity

Diversity and equality, Organisational development, Performance, Professional development, Sector development, Talent development

Total fund

A total budget of up to £2 million was available through the fund.

Grant range

Between £200,000 - £500,000

Museum Development Grants 2015 - 18

Closed / Fund

Ensuring that a network of advice and support is available for all Accredited museums

Funding activity

Capacity building, Organisational development, Sector development

Total fund

A sum of £3 million available for 2015/16.

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