About

Please note: Our Small and Large Grant programmes are now closed while we undertake a review of our Lottery funding. We'll start rolling out our new programmes of funding in the Autumn.  You can find out more about our review here.

If you have a current live grant, you can still use the Help section of each grant page to download useful documents (such as completion reports).

We want to support ambitious, professional programming that encourages audiences to enjoy and experience a wide range of activity. We’ll try to do this by enabling venues and galleries to programme work that is beyond the reach of their core business. This will help address geographical gaps in provision and reach out to audiences. This could mean introducing existing audiences to different types of work, or reaching out to new audiences and hard-to-reach groups.

We want venues and galleries to be really adventurous with the proposals they develop for this strand. We’re not afraid to take managed risks as long as you can convince us your ideas are well thought through with a clear artistic vision and excellence at its heart.

We’ll consider projects in any artform that can demonstrate they will be of high quality.

The kinds of things we can fund

The kinds of applications we can fund are covered in detail in the Programme Support for Venues and Galleries Strand Document (you can find that below in the help section).

The kinds of things we can't fund

Applications for what we consider to be the core funded activities of venues or galleries