2. An increase in Lottery money coinciding with a decrease in Arts Council Lottery spend has resulted in excess which Arts Council pledge to spend over the next 2 years, though haven't yet given information on how or where. [source: Arts Professional, with thanks.
3. Great Place Scheme launches and is open for applications. Using funds raised by the National Lottery, the scheme will be piloted in 12 locations across England, and is likely to include everything from a city-wide scheme to a group of rural or coastal local authority areas. Funding comes from HLF and the Arts Council, each of which will contribute £7.5 million for projects lasting up to three years. There will also be complementary support from other organisations where relevant, such as Historic England through its Heritage Action Zone initiative.
4. Creative Case for Diversity Funding: 40 organisations successful in Elevate funding bids announced. The list includes 9 Northern based organisations: DIY Theatre, Global Grooves, One Latin Culture, Skimstone Arts, Company of Others, Displace Yourself Theatre, Common Wealth Theatre, Trans Creative and Venture Arts.
5. £17.5m awarded via the Catalyst Evolve Funding Stream to 140 applicants including 38 Northern based organisations such as The Bluecoat, Eclipse Theatre, Tutti Frutti, Quarantine, Soth Asian Arts-UK, Action Transport, Tees Valley Arts, Hull Truck, Northern Roots, Psappha, Brighter Sound, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, More Music, Dance City, Ludus, Lawrence Batley, Freedom Studios, Square Chapel, Z-Arts, Queens Hall, ARC Stockton, Barnsley Civic, Brewery Kendal, Unity Liverpool.