Grants available to local partnerships to support transformative place-based creative and cultural initiatives across England, outside of London.


The Cultural Development Fund has been launched by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to promote economic and social recovery from the impact of COVID-19, and regenerate communities through capital investment in place-based creative and cultural initiatives.

The programme will be administered through Arts Council England (ACE).

This second round of the fund will build on the pilot round which was launched in 2018. It will support places to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Unlock local economic growth and productivity
  • Become more attractive places in which to live, work, visit and invest
  • Strengthen local leadership, partnerships and capability

All applications must respond to the first outcome (unlock economic growth and productivity) and at least one other. The strongest applications will provide robust responses to all three outcomes.

Status Open
Funding body Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
Maximum value £5,000,000
Reference ID S46648
Category Arts, Culture and Heritage, Community Development
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