£100m Catalyst Fund

Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have announced further details of the £100 million Catalyst scheme to boost private giving to the cultural sector and build long-term resilience, sustainability and innovation.

Full guidance for applicants has now been published with the first part of the scheme now open for heritage applications.

Catalyst is designed to enable arts and heritage organisations to diversify their income streams, attract significantly more funding by increasing their fundraising potential and help them to develop and explore innovative new approaches to securing private giving.

Applications for Heritage awards are now open. Applications for Arts awards open on 1 November 2011. The programme includes a small grant element and a match funding scheme.

w: www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/catalyst-arts/