Cultural fund

Organisations in North Northamptonshire can apply for capital funding to be used for cultural improvements.

Projects should be at least £500,000 or have a strategic impact on our area.

We have been provisionally awarded £5 million from the Government to invest in cultural projects in our area.

To secure this funding, we need to complete an investment plan which details the projects we're going to use funding for. 


Any organisation in North Northamptonshire can apply.

Projects must positively influence the prosperity of our communities and there is no definitive list of activities that this funding can support.

Your project must detail how it will support levelling up and pride in the local area. It must also include:

  • finance and budget
  • value for money
  • outputs and outcomes
  • demonstrate how the project fits in with local priorities
  • stakeholder support
  • plans to deliver by March 2026

We may ask for further information to support your application.

Projects need to meet legal requirements including Subsidy Control Act 2022 and public sector equality duty (section 149 of the Equalities Act 2010).

Funding must be spent by the end of March 2026.


Email us at [email protected] for an application form.

Completed forms should be returned to this email address by 8am on Monday 22 April 2024.

Last updated 10 April 2024