Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund

The Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund has a budget of £750,000 for 2021/22 provided by Arts Council England’s national lottery funding.

The Purchase Grant Fund enables non-nationally funded museums, galleries, specialist libraries, and record offices to strengthen the quality, relevance and standard of their permanent collections, improving audience experience and inspiring students, creative designers and makers and the public to engage with the best of material culture across the England and Wales.

All types of objects and archival material relating to history, literature and the arts of all periods costing between £500 and £500,000 is eligible for consideration. Grants of up to 50% of the purchase price up to a maximum of £50,000 may be considered. The Fund operates a rolling programme and applications may be considered at any time.

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