Eligibility Criteria

Please read the Eligibility Criteria for the Arts Impact Fund before submitting an expression of interest or application for funding

Core Operations: An eligible organisation works primarily in the arts, defined as: theatre, dance, literature, music, combined arts and visual arts. 

Or culture: museums, art galleries, theatres and non-venue based / seasonal including festivals, and touring programmes. Digital and creative media.

Structure: Eligible organisations must be registered charities or community interest companies (CICs). Other incorporated entities with evidence of embedded social mission may be eligible, but will be assessed on the strength of their social mission. We will not make loans to individuals, sole traders, partnerships or unincorporated bodies (unless their partners/members are exclusively corporate bodies).

Geography: Organisations registered in England and primarily benefiting communities in England.                    

Digital organisations will need to demonstrate primary audience as England.

Social Impact Priorities: Applicant organisations should demonstrate a track record (or future plans) to work with beneficiary groups in at least one of the following priority areas:

Citizen and Community

Health and Wellbeing

Youth and Educational Attainment

See the details on How & What We Fund for more information on how we'll look for artistic excellence, social impact and financial resilience.