Arts Council, England have revised their funding programmes, replacing Grants For The Arts with new funding streams:
National Lottery Project Grants:
Open to individuals and organisations, arts, museums and libraries to apply to for projects between £1k and £100k. Under £15k with a decision in 6 weeks. Over £15k with a decision in 12 weeks. This fund is now open for applications via Grantium.
Developing Your Creative Practice:
A new fund for independents designed for ‘allowing creative practitioners the time and space to work on ambitious and innovative research and development opportunities to make a step-change in their practice’. Grant range £2k £10k. Round 1 for this fund opens 12th April 2018 with a deadline of 16th Mary 2018. Applications via Grantium.
Information is on the Arts Council website here: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding
Our sister network IDMN has created some helpful resources for both these funds: downloadable template for Project funding of under £15k (others to follow) https://www.idmn.co.uk/news/project-grants-template.html
In addition, a handy video and application template for the Developing Your Creative Practice Fund: