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Capital Investment Programme

You can now submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for our Capital Investment Programme through our online application portal Grantium until 12pm (midday) on Tuesday 26 October.

This new fund will help us build a ‘fit for the future’ cultural sector, by investing in capital expenditure to support cultural organisations to adjust buildings and equipment so that they can operate safely post-pandemic, improve access, seize on technological opportunities, and reduce environmental impact.

Grant range

£100,000 (minimum) – £750,000 (maximum)

Grants close to the maximum value are likely to be made only by exception.


To be eligible to apply you must be a not-for-profit cultural organisation based in England. Organisations must be able to clearly demonstrate that their primary aims are around culture and that the activities they are applying for fall within the remit of Arts Council England.

Museum applicants must be non-national Accredited museums (full and provisional) or museums confirmed by the Arts Council as working towards Accreditation (see list here).

The lead organisation (the organisation submitting the application) should be properly constituted with a governing document.

  • charities
  • charitable trusts
  • charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) registered with the Charity Commission
  • charitable companies registered with the Charity Commission
  • community interest companies (CICs) registered with the CIC regulator
  • limited companies registered at Companies House who do not distribute profit to their members or shareholders
  • statutory bodies and other public bodies who run or maintain cultural services

We will accept partnership applications between formally constituted cultural organisations. One organisation must act as the lead organisation and submit the application depending on who is most appropriate to meet the programme aims. All partners to the partnership will need to be not-for-profit organisations and meet the eligibility requirements set out above.

Applicants must demonstrate that the activities they are applying for will benefit the cultural sector within England and be relevant to the widest possible number of people.

This programme is only open to applicants with a registered address in England.

The online Expression of Interest form will be open on Grantium between 12 noon on 5 October 2021 and 12 noon on 26 October 2021.

The online application form will open on Grantium between 12 noon on 10 November 2021 and 12 noon on 13 December 2021.

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