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Cultural Development Fund: Round Four

Gemma Colley

Cultural Development Fund: Round Four

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The aim of the Cultural Development Fund is to level up through investment in culture. The fund will unlock local growth and productivity, increase access to excellent creativity and culture, and regenerate communities. It will achieve this through capital investment in transformative place-based creative and cultural initiatives.

Funding activity:

Capital investment in physical space (construction projects) for culture and creative industries purposes.

Total fund: 

£15.2 million

Grant range: 

Between £2 million and £5 million.

Applicants can apply for capital (asset) activity with a limited proportion of resource activity (project activity).

Applicants can apply for a maximum of £700,000 for supporting resource activity within their total budget.


Local partnerships led by a local authority, Local Enterprise Partnership, or other appropriate body.

Places that have a strategic vision for their development and can demonstrate both cultural maturity and commitment to culture-led growth but need investment in physical and/or digital infrastructure or other assets to accelerate and maximise their impact.

Key dates:

The Expression of Interest form will open on Grantium at 9am on Monday 5 February 2024. The deadline for submitting Expressions of Interest is 12pm (midday) on Friday 15 March 2024.

The full online application form will open on Grantium at 12pm (midday) on Monday 8 April 2024. The deadline for submitting full applications is 12pm (midday) Friday 17 May 2024.

Applicants will be notified of the decision outcome in Late Summer 2024.

To find out more information and how to apply visit the Arts Council website

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