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Arts Council England’s Catalyst Small Grants Scheme

21 Jul 2017 - 10:58 by michelle.foster

Funding is available to help arts and culture organisations build their fundraising capacity so they can attract more private giving to the sector. Arts Council Englan

Arts Council England's new £3 million Catalyst Small Grants scheme is now open to applications.

The scheme provides one-off grants of between £10,000 and £30,000 to not-for-profits arts and culture organisations, museums, and libraries to build fundraising capacity to enable them to attract more private giving to arts and culture.

To be eligible, organisations must have an income of between £100,000 and £750,000 and previously received an Arts Council England grant (in the two years before applying to this scheme).

Examples of the type of activity that can be supported include:
• Investment in training for staff and/or boards and associated follow up activity.
• Reviewing existing contacts and committing time to develop new networks realising opportunities such as with the business community or board contacts.
• Provision of short-term cover to release existing staff to spend time delivering against fundraising plans.
• Investment in data-compliant Customer Relationship Management systems, fundraising databases or development of new technologies to realise digital giving and embed required learning across the organisation.
• Data-compliant donor segmentation of existing databases and capacity to realise opportunities as a result of the findings.
• Consultation on the development of a stronger strategic plan which would include knowledge of alternative funding opportunities and the resulting capacity needed to develop and deliver against plans.
• Investing in raising the profile of the organisation by developing a case for support resulting in increased opportunities for support.

For further information and to apply, visit: www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/catalyst-small-grants

Deadline: Thursday 10 August 2017

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