Nesta funding opportunities

For individuals and organisations to match fund Arts Council or Heritage Lottery funding respectively - launching in September 2016

Open Until:

Posted: 09/07/2016

We’re therefore delighted to launch a matched crowdfunding pilot aimed squarely at the arts and heritage sectors. The pilot will provide two streams of £125,000 in matchfunding to arts and heritage projects that have received backing from the crowd. Nesta is developing the pilot in partnership with Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Crowdfunder will develop the matched crowdfunding platform for the pilot.  

These are outlined as follows:

  1. Arts Council England Matchfund: This fund will provide £125,000 to match crowdfunding campaigns by individual artists based in England that are both eligible for the fund and meet a set of guidelines for what is within scope – set by Arts Council England.

  1. Heritage Lottery Matchfund. This fund will provide £125,000 to match crowdfunding campaigns by heritage organisations in Scotland, the North West and the South West that are both eligible and are approved by HLF’s regional teams.

Arts Council England funding is for individual artists only

Heritage Lottery Matchfund is open to organisations only

See more here on the Nesta website

(NB deadline not given on websites – dates here are arbitrary)

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