Fund title: Cultural Development Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Funding for towns and cities outside of London which want to make the most of culture’s contribution to their local economy

Application deadline:

Register by 1 August 2018. EoIs to be submitted by 15 August 2018

Fund description:

The Cultural Development Fund has been set up to fund cultural strategies that will contribute to economic growth in towns and cities.

Applications can be made for between £3m and £7m for initiatives that unlock the potential of the cultural sector to create employment, improve productivity and support growth in the creative industries. Activities can include cultural events and programmes, investment in the development of skills in the cultural sector and capital investment in culture, heritage and the creative industries.

It is expected that applications will be from a partnership for the area, led by a local authority, Local Enterprise Partnership, or other appropriate body, who would lead a consortium of partners from both the public and private sector.


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