Arts Council England has launched the second round of its Capital Investment Programme, through which it plans to invest up to £20 million to help cultural organisations adapt buildings, equipment and other assets.

The programme will provide grants from £100,000 – £750,000 to help organisations operate safely post-Covid, improve access to their facilities, integrate new technology into their work, and reduce their environmental impact.

The fund is open to non-profit cultural organisations in England. Non-national accredited museums and those confirmed by the Arts Council as working towards accreditation are also welcome to apply, as are libraries, providing they can show their grant would be used to improve access to cultural activities for their users.

The portal for expressions of interest will open on 6 June and close on 3 July 2023.

Arts Council England awards £3.3m to museums as part of Capital Investment Programme

Last year, the programme awarded more than £22.7m to a total of 66 cultural organisations in England. In the museums category were recipients including The Brunel Museum, The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum, and the Historical Diving Society.

More information for those applying can be found on the Arts Council England website, which includes a link to a webinar.

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