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The Arts Council of England

A Registered Charity based in England

This organisation's identifier is GB-CHC-1036733 .
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Description

Arts Council England works to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich people's lives. As the national development agency for the arts we support a range of artistic activities, acting as an independent body at arm's length from government. 'Achieving great art for everyone' is our 10-year strategic framework for the arts.

Also known as

  • Arts Council England
  • The Arts Council of England
  • Arts Council England
  • Arts Council England South East

CCEW Charity number

1036733

Registered

Postcode

M1 1FN

Website

artscouncil.org.uk

Domain

artscouncil.org.uk

Latest income

£795,709,913 (on )

This organisation record is based on data from Registered charities in England and Wales published by Charity Commission for England and Wales.

The Arts Council of England

GB-CHC-1036733

Locations

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Depending on the data source, location may describe the headquarters of the organisation rather than the area it operates in.

Area of operation in the UK

Registered Office in the UK

The Arts Council of England

GB-CHC-1036733

Themes and activities

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This organisation has been classified using different categories:

International Classification of Non-profit and Third Sector Organizations (ICNP/TSO)

ICNP/TSO categories have been automatically assigned from a machine learning model, as part of the UK Charity Classification project.

  • Grant-making foundations H10

UK Charity Activity Tags

These tags are taken from a project to classify all UK charities using a common set of tags. The tags are applied using keyword searching, so may be incorrect for particular cases.

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  • Arts AR

Theme (CCEW)

  • Arts/culture/heritage/science 109

Beneficiaries (CCEW)

  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies 205
  • The General Public/mankind 207

Activities (CCEW)

  • Makes Grants To Individuals 301
  • Makes Grants To Organisations 302
  • Provides Advocacy/advice/information 307
  • Acts As An Umbrella Or Resource Body 309

Scale of operation

  • National

The Arts Council of England

GB-CHC-1036733

Charity financial history

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Year ending Income (£) Spending (£)
1994-04-19 Registered as a charity
2004-03-31 496,085,000 522,662,000
2005-03-31 512,859,000 581,930,000
2006-03-31 584,158,000 634,660,000
2007-03-31 589,973,000 584,071,000
2008-03-31 588,958,000 544,896,000
2009-03-31 594,163,000 584,182,000
2010-03-31 604,204,000 621,112,000
2011-03-31 627,596,000 588,536,000
2012-03-31 613,359,000 605,002,000
2013-03-31 746,425,000 812,158,000
2014-03-31 694,686,000 638,712,000
2015-03-31 724,844,000 854,233,000
2016-03-31 732,814,000 601,174,000
2017-03-31 724,215,000 695,468,000
2018-03-31 727,478,000 973,686,000
2019-03-31 713,348,000 635,374,000
2020-03-31 742,139,000 690,403,000
2021-03-31 1,488,506,017 1,419,616,010
2022-03-31 941,845,043 952,649,738
2023-03-31 795,709,913 989,630,527
Income and Spending
Funds and Reserves

Data on funds and reserves are only available for financial years where the charity's income was more than £500,000.

The Arts Council of England

GB-CHC-1036733

Charity people

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2023
£
2022
£
Employees 700 720
Employees paid more than £60,000 45 37
Volunteers - -
Trustees 14
Employees
Volunteers

Data on employees is only available for financial years where the charity's income was more than £500,000.

The Arts Council of England

GB-CHC-1036733

Statement of Financial Activities

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Statement of financial activities for year ended .

Based on information provided to the Charity Commission for England and Wales in the charity's annual return. This may not exactly match the figures and categories supplied in the charity's annual accounts.

2023
£m
2022
£m
Incoming resources
Donations and other voluntary income - 686.8
Legacies 0.0 0.0
Endowments - -
Donations and legacies 0.0 686.8
Income from charitable activities 542.9 1.7
Income from other trading activities - -
Income from investments 5.0 0.4
Other income 247.9 252.9
Total 795.7 941.8
Expenditure
Investment management - -
Other spending on raising funds - -
Spending on raising funds - -
Grants to institutions 490.0 904.4
Other charitable activities 499.6 48.3
Charitable activities 989.6 952.6
Other spending - -
Total 989.6 952.6
Net income / (expenditure) (193.9) (10.8)

The Arts Council of England

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Balance sheet

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Balance sheet at .

Based on information provided to the Charity Commission for England and Wales in the charity's annual return. This may not exactly match the figures and categories supplied in the charity's annual accounts.

2023
£m
2022
£m
Fixed assets
Tangible and intangible assets 12.3 11.9
Investment assets 0.8 0.7
13.1 12.6
Current assets
Current investment assets 210.8 193.8
Cash 59.1 90.0
Other current assets 126.4 111.9
396.3 395.7
Creditors
Amounts falling due within one year (377.3) (380.0)
Net current assets 19.0 15.6
Total assets less current liabilities 32.2 28.2
Creditors
Amounts falling due after one year (230.5) (32.5)
Net assets (excluding pension scheme) (198.3) (4.2)
Defined benefit pension scheme - 0.4
Net assets (including pension scheme) (198.3) (3.8)
Funds
Endowment funds 0.8 0.7
Restricted funds 0.7 1.0
Unrestricted funds (199.8) (5.6)
(198.3) (3.8)

The Arts Council of England

GB-CHC-1036733

Income from government

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According to data returned to the Charity Commission, this charity did not receive income from government grants or contracts in 2023 (the latest year with data available) or 2022.

The Arts Council of England

GB-CHC-1036733

Grants received

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Date Funder Amount awarded Description
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
ALB - Historic England - Heritage Protection Commissions-fy 20/21
£50,000 ALB-Historic England-Securing the Future of Archaeological Archives in England: Investigation & Options Appraisal
The Baring Foundation £166,000 Grant to Arts Council England
The Baring Foundation £167,000 Grant to Arts Council England
The Baring Foundation £167,000 Grant to Arts Council England
The National Lottery Community Fund
Well-being
£4,314
1 year
Chances 4 Change
May 2007 to May 2008

Data source

Some grants data comes from funders who publish data using the 360Giving Data Standard. It was accessed using the 360Giving Datastore.

The Arts Council of England

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Grants made

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Published data showsthis funder made 99,697 grants between March 1995 and August 2023.

View this organisation's 360Giving published grants on GrantNav.

2023 3,088 grants £141,617,616
2022 4,182 grants £426,559,135
2021 6,513 grants £262,389,871
2020 8,440 grants £186,083,096
2019 5,005 grants £184,073,242
2018 4,556 grants £201,202,398
2017 3,502 grants £436,958,799
2016 4,666 grants £177,450,474
2015 4,421 grants £349,788,931
2014 4,279 grants £169,068,996
2013 3,518 grants £223,146,463
2012 3,463 grants £264,327,199
2011 2,542 grants £72,312,363
2010 2,318 grants £73,063,008
2009 2,993 grants £104,344,064
2008 2,727 grants £59,942,538
2007 2,719 grants £67,782,988
2006 3,217 grants £105,116,786
2005 3,339 grants £91,127,714
2004 3,475 grants £249,914,995
2003 2,792 grants £87,547,767
2002 2,458 grants £277,261,292
2001 3,358 grants £156,306,574
2000 3,041 grants £98,877,120
1999 1,458 grants £210,741,140
1998 536 grants £137,008,458
1997 6,070 grants £306,293,246
1996 673 grants £470,660,688
1995 348 grants £208,070,072

Data source

Some grants data comes from funders who publish data using the 360Giving Data Standard. It was accessed using the 360Giving Datastore.

National Lottery grants data comes from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport who publish the National Lottery grants database.

This data is used under the Open Government Licence. Grants that are also published under 360Giving have been removed to ensure there is not duplication.

  • The National Lottery (99,562 grants) | Licence

The Arts Council of England

GB-CHC-1036733

Data sources

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Charity Commission for England and Wales

Registered charities in England and Wales

Data download service provided by the Charity Commission

Last fetched from source: 2024-05-27

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