Huge increase in funds raised by National Portfolio Organisations

The increasing pressure on arts organisations to diversify their funding base has led to a massive upswing in additional funding, with Arts Council England’s NPOs raising £217m in 2015/16 through donations, sponsorship and membership - an increase of £31m on the previous year. For every pound of DCMS grant-in-aid funds awarded to the national portfolio, 77p was raised through fundraising.

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