Arts Council England – Capital Investment Programme


The programme forms part of the ‘Fit for the Future’ theme set out in the Let’s Create Delivery Plan 2021-2024. Building on investment from the UK Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, it aims to strengthen the cultural infrastructure by using the four Investment Principles to support the post pandemic recovery of the cultural sector and to give more people the opportunity to enjoy high-quality cultural experiences.

Capital funding is available to support cultural organisations in England to adjust buildings and equipment so that they can operate safely post-pandemic, improve access, seize on technological opportunities, and reduce environmental impact.

Applicants are expected to make the most of other sources of income available to them, and to provide match funding as follows:

  • For grants between £100,000 to £250,000 – at least 5% must come from other sources.
  • For grants from £250,001 to £750,000 – at least 10% must come from other sources.

Click here for the Art Council England website.