Celebrating Age – Arts Council England

Supporting cultural spaces and other organisations to be open, positive and welcoming places for older people; and taking high quality arts and culture into places where older people will find it easier to engage.

Funding activity

Collaborative working, audience engagement, developing relationships, commissioning work, developing spaces – arts, cultural and otherwise.

Total fund

£1.5 million

Grant range

£50,000 – £100,000


Applicants must be working in partnership in a consortium with one lead organisation. To be eligible to apply, the lead applicant needs to be Arts Council funded, or have presented work to the public through one of our programmes. More information can be found in the Guidance for Applicants.

Key dates

The online Expression of Interest form will open on Grantium at 12pm (midday) on Thursday 13 July 2017.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted by 12pm (midday) on Thursday 31 August 2017.

You will be informed by 19 September 2017 whether or not you have been invited to make an application.

The online application form will open on Grantium at 12pm (midday) on Thursday 21 September 2017.

Applications must be submitted by 12pm (midday) on Thursday 16 November 2017.

Applicants will be notified of the decision no later than 21 March 2018.

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