National Portfolio Applications: 2018-2022


Are you considering applying to be a National Portfolio Organisation? Find some useful links and Arts Council England information here.

The Guidance for Applicants

Before you start decide whether or not your organisation is going to apply to the National Portfolio fund, we strongly recommend that your read through the guidance for applicants. This has lots of useful information about eligibility, judgement criteria and useful contacts.

View the guidance

The Four NPO Categories

Arts Council England has four categories for NPO organisations in the next funding round: Band 1 (£40,000-£249,000 per year), Band 2 (£250,000 to £1million per year), Band 3 (over £1million per year) and Sector Support Organisations.

View the categories

The Four Steps to Apply

There are four steps to applying to be an NPO – make sure you understand the process and what the deadlines are.

View the steps

Helpful Documents

Arts Council England have produced many useful documents for assisting with the application process. These cover NPO bands and the Grantium application portal.

View the documents

Are you applying and want to talk to Plymouth Culture about your application? Get in touch.