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Arts Council England: Grants

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Arts Council England spent on (a) grants for the arts, (b) the Cultural Leadership Programme, (c) managed funds, (d) the Urban Cultural Programme, (e) Own Art and (f) its regularly funded organisations in each of the last five years; and what percentage of expenditure came from (i) the National Lottery and (ii) Exchequer funds in each case. (249410)

Information is as follows:

Arts Council England expenditure

Arts Council England advises that it has provided Exchequer and lottery funding for each of the categories requested, as set out in the following table.

£000

How much ACE spent on:

Type

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

(a) Grant for the Arts

Grant in aid (GIA) and Lottery

73,743

83,196

92,057

45,560

(b) Cultural Leadership Programme

Restricted funds1

4,563

5,635

(c) Managed funds

GIA

32,020

30,918

27,142

29,770

(d) The Urban Cultural Programme

Lottery

4,550

1,450

(e) Own Art

GIA

250

250

378

366

(f) Regularly funded organisations

GIA

279,409

300,900

314,107

325,725

1 Culture Leadership Funds were part of Restricted Funds until 2007-08. From 2008-09 it was brought into part of the core funding from DCMS.

Percentages of Arts Council Expenditure

Arts Council England has also advised that the above expenditure consists of National Lottery and Exchequer funding in the proportions as set out in the following table:

Percentage of expenditure from (i) the National Lottery and (ii) Exchequer funds in each case

Percentage

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

(a) Grants for the Arts

Lottery

89

89

90

98

Grant in aid (GIA)

11

11

10

2

(b) Cultural Leadership Programme

Restricted funds

100

100

100

(c) Managed funds

GIA

100

100

100

100

(d) The Urban Cultural Programme

Lottery

100

100

(e) Own Art

GIA

100

100

100

100

(f) Regularly funded organisations

GIA

100

100

100

100