Community Music awarded Arts Council National Portfolio Investment Programme 2023-2026

Community Music awarded Arts Council National Portfolio Investment Programme 2023-2026

Community Music was today (4th Nov2022)  awarded 3-year funding as part of the Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Investment Programme 2023-2026. The funding will be used to deliver projects, activities and training aimed at under-represented audiences, including children and young people.


CEO of Community Music Richard Clegg said “We are ecstatic to continue our long standing relationship with Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation. The amazing support will help the creative, dynamic and innovative programme of support that Community Music delivers to its diverse users. The team and I would also like to thank The National Lottery UK for their huge contribution to the NPO community”.


The public want to be creative, and have the very best art and culture available to them in their neighbourhoods.  This portfolio will deliver for them, it is the Arts Council's most varied and ambitious yet. Arts Council England are boosting spending in arts, museums and libraries in villages, towns and cities where investment is currently too low. 


- £446 million per annum of investment to bring art, culture, and creativity to more people, in more places, across the country

- 990 organisations will receive a share of £446 million investment, including

- 276 new organisations of all shapes and sizes

- Each year, investing £43.5 million in Levelling Up for Culture Places across the country  


Arts Council England Chief Executive, Darren Henley, said: “Together, each of the 990 organisations that have been offered funding today will contribute to a portfolio that is rich, varied and truly national. This is our widest ever spread of investment across the country, ensuring that many more people will have access to a wider choice of exceptional art, culture and creative opportunities on their doorsteps. We are in tough times but we must remember creativity brings with it extraordinary dividends, boosting our country’s economic growth, creating jobs, bringing communities closer together, and making us happier as individuals. Everyone deserves to enjoy the benefits it brings, and with this investment, we believe we’ve taken a decisive step towards making that vision a reality.”