The arts are one of the core good causes supported by the National Lottery. Since the National Lottery began in November 1994, it has injected around £2 billion into the arts.

The Lottery has funded projects ranging from the Angel of the North, Tate Modern and The Lowry to instruments for brass bands and equipment for village halls. Audiences around the country enjoy new and refurbished arts buildings, and a huge range of arts activity.

Lottery money funds Grants for the arts, our main open application funding programme. This includes events, activities for people to take part in, equipment, improvements to facilities and buildings, and touring.