Arts Groups Can Now Apply for National Lottery Project Funding

18 April 2024

Deadline: May 7, 2024

The Arts Council’s National Lottery Project Funding Programme in now open. The programme supports activities which benefit the people of Northern Ireland or that help arts organisations in Northern Ireland carry out their work.

In addition, the Council wishes to support projects which:

  • Encourage the involvement of children and young people, older people, or people with disabilities with organisations and artists of the very highest professional standards across the disciplines.
  • Encourage proposals which will deliver high quality programming in rural areas.
  • Encourage the involvement of, and applications with a focus on, minority ethnic artists, D/deaf, neurodiverse and disabled artists, emerging artists, working-class artists and LGBTQIA artists
  • Promote innovative, original work by Northern Ireland artists across all art forms.

The minimum grant available under this programme is normally £10,001 and the maximum grant available will be £75,000.

Only projects that will take place between 1 July 2024 and 30 June 2025 are eligible for the scheme. Applicants will need to find a minimum of 10% partnership funding from non- National Lottery, non-Arts Council sources. The minimum partnership funding requirement of 10% may be comprised of cash and/or in-kind funding. For statutory bodies the minimum partnership funding needed is 50% of the costs.

Find full guidelines here.

Application deadline: 12 noon, Tuesday 7th May, 2024.


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