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Confirmed: over £9.5 million of new Capital investment across England

Yesterday Arts Council England announced 41 organisations across England are to receive funding from our small scale Capital investment programme. 

Totalling a sum of over £9.5 million, the funding awards range from £100,000 to £499,999. This investment will support organisations to develop resilience by giving them the right buildings and equipment to deliver their work, and to become more sustainable and resilient businesses.

Take a look at who is set to benefit in your area:


Funding of nearly £2.5 million has been awarded to 12 organisations in the North, including The Maltings Theatre & Arts Centre to transform it as a venue for live performances and screen-based art. Oldham Libraries to upgrade the technical specification of its Performance Space and Children's area and Arts Centre Washington to upgrade and equip its main event spaces. 
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Across the Midlands six organisations will benefit from a total of £1.6million. Projects include the creation of studio spaces within part of a former factory and an innovative new inflatable venue to take music out of the concert hall and into the heart of local communities.
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Funding of more than £2.1 million has been awarded to 11 organisations across London, including the Young Vic Theatre, PEER UK, artsdepot, Arvon, Rich Mix and Hampstead Theatre. Work across these organisations includes investment in new digital equipment to increase reach and access and refurbishment to support a better audience experience.
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South East

Funding of more than £2.1 million has been awarded to 7 organisations across the East and South East of England, including Colchester Mercury Theatre, which will see it refurbish its Studio Theatre and improve access for disabled audiences. The Story Museum (Oxford) will install a lift, heating and insulation to allow year-round access to its second floor and expanding its capacity to reach new audiences.
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South West

Five organisations in the south west in Devon, Gloucestershire, Cornwall, Wiltshire and Bristol have been awarded a total of £1.25million. Amongst other projects the awards will support the UK’s first Arts Youth Hostel and enable big developments in digital innovation.
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Further information

Find out more about our 2012-15 Captial investment programme, and take a look at our recently-announced CDEL (Capital Departmental Expenditure Limit) funding awards for 2014-15 here

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