An Introduction to Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants

We are hosting Arts Council England’s Advice Giving Sessions in Portsmouth for those interested in applying to National Lottery Project Grants.  To include presentation, Q & A and in person 1-2-1’s with Sarah Madden and Nick Green, from Arts Council England.

The event is an opportunity to learn more about the Arts Council’s open access funding scheme, National Lottery Project Grants – what it funds, how to apply and what happens to your application.

The presentation (either afternoon or morning session) is aimed at those who are new to National Lottery Project Grants and want to find out more about the application process. The 1-2-1 half hour sessions are an opportunity to discuss a particular project in mind in more detail with a Relationship Manager from Arts Council England.

There will also be some further information on the Developing Your Creative Practice programme.

This event is being hosted to encourage more applications from Portsmouth, one of Art Council England’s Priority Places, where they want to increase investment and engagement in arts, culture and creativity. They are particularly interested in hearing from those who are first time applicants and/or are working in or are based in Portsmouth.

Information about the Project Grants guidance can also be found online here.


Date:  Friday 21 July 2023

Venue: Meeting Room 1, Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB



10am to 11am: Presentation and Q & A

11am-12.30pm: 30 minute 1-2-1 sessions bookable in person on the day on a first come, first served basis.



1pm to 2pm: Presentation and Q & A

2pm-3pm: 30 minute 1-2-1 sessions bookable in person on the day on a first come, first served basis.


Booking: Places for morning or afternoon sessions are bookable in advance at


Please note: 

There is a maximum of two people per organisation for a single 1-2-1 slot.

Morning and afternoon sessions are identical so please book onto the session that best suits your schedule.



When booking, please let us know if you have any access requirements (such as British Sign Language interpretation or level access).



if you aren’t able to secure a 1-2-1 slot for this date, don’t worry! We will be hosting another session with our colleagues from Arts Council England later in the year.