Large Capital

Proposed redevelopment of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (Image: Glasgow City Council: DRS Civic Design)

About the Programme

Large Capital funding supported organisations to improve, refurbish and/or develop cultural facilities which offered enhanced access to, or the presentation and enjoyment of, the arts and film. The programme also provided funding for the renewal and refreshment of equipment.

The Large Capital Fund is now closed to applications.

Creative Scotland currently has £30m budgeted in the Large Capital Programme for projects which are at various stages of development. These projects, which will improve and develop the infrastructure for the arts across the country from Dumfries to Aberdeen, are set to come to fruition over the next 3 to 4 years.

We are currently reviewing previous capital investments and looking to what the future needs for the arts in Scotland are likely to be. If you are planning a Large Capital project we would be interested in hearing about your plans, so please contact us. Our position remains that we are not inviting any new proposals for support for Large Capital funding.

We will continue to support smaller capital projects through our Open Project Fund. You can apply for up to £100k (in exceptional circumstances, and with our prior permission, up to £150k), for projects for which the total costs are estimated not to exceed £200k. More information on Open Project Funding is available on our website here.

If you require any advice about Creative Scotland funding, please contact the Enquiries Service by email If you would prefer to speak to someone, please email us and we can arrange to call you back.

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Large Capital Guidelines 2013/14

View the Large Capital Application Guidelines 2013/14 in word document format.