Arts Council England funds aid to county groups

Arts Council England is investing £376,489 in 15 arts and cultural organisations in the East and West Midlands to help build fundraising capacity and attract more private giving to arts and culture.

The investment comes from the Arts Council’s Catalyst Small Grants programme where 15 successful applicants from across the Midlands will be awarded between £10,000 and £30,000 to help drive investment into arts and cultural organisations as a key part of one of Arts Council England’s goals which is to help create a more sustainable and resilient arts and culture sector.

Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England, said: “Across the Midlands, arts and cultural organisations are working hard in securing new sources of income. To support this we launched our Catalyst programme, helping to support and develop long-term fundraising plans and increase private donations.

“Over the coming years, I’m looking forward to seeing this impact locally, delivering greater returns and helping our Area’s world-class arts and culture continue to thrive.”

In Derbyshire two organisations have benefited Level Centre Ltd at Rowsley has received £22,000 and Opus Music CIC based at Bolsover has been granted £12,120.