There is a clear relationship between development capacity within our cultural organisations and the ability of the sector to progress, transform and realise its potential. But, across the board, this capacity has been seriously squeezed and under-invested in over recent years. There is also a clear recognition that building stronger ecosystems and clusters are key factors in enabling organisations to overcome the barriers that so many of them face.
Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP recognises these challenges and understands that organisational capability needs to be restored so that cultural organisations can become the confident architects of their own future ambitions with a clear view of their role in shaping the future of their towns, cities and local centres. To help facilitate the restoration of this capability, GBSLEP has opened a capacity building call.
The Cultural Capacity Development Fund is a pilot action that is open now and closes on 31st Jan 2020. It will provide non-repayable revenue grants of between £2K-£10K, these monies will not require financial match, but will require evidence of collaboration.