✔ You must be an individual and organisations provided you: live, or have a business address in, England or the wider UK.
✔ Have a UK bank account in the exact name you’re applying.
✔ You are at least 18 years old or, for organisations, have an accountable person who is at least 18.
✔ By ‘organisation’ they mean a group of people working towards a common goal with a governing document that covers the type of project being applied for – for example a charity, a limited company or an unincorporated group.
✔ All organisations need to have a bank account in the organisation’s name, with two signatories.
✔ Limited companies and registered charities need to have a registered office in the UK.
✔ Existing members of the National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) cannot apply for £15,000 and under.
✔ ACE accepts applications for funding from organisations working as a consortium, partnership, network or group. For non-constituted consortiums or groups, one organisation must act as the lead organisation and send them the application. If the application goes on to be successful, this organisation would then be accountable for the grant.
✔ Does your project have a start and end date, and things you want to achieve in that time?
✔ Does your project allow people to experience or take part in artistic work, museum-focused work or libraries-related activity (either as part of the project or in the longer term)?
✔ Does your project focus on the disciplines they support? While you may be eligible for funding for arts, museum or libraries-related activity (such as developing or making new work, showing or touring work, residencies or commissions), their funding can also be used towards associated work such as developing skills, marketing, organisational development and project-related overheads.