Great Place Scheme

The Great Place Scheme is designed to put arts, culture and heritage at the heart of successful communities across England. Sixteen areas will pilot new approaches that enable cultural, community and civic organisations to work more closely together.

About the scheme

The Great Place Scheme will fund projects in areas where there is a commitment to embed arts, culture and heritage in local plans and decision-making.  By strengthening the networks between culture, civic and community organisations, and by involving citizens and local businesses, projects will enhance the role that culture plays in the future of each place participating in the Scheme. In time this will lead to the wide range of social and economic benefits that arts, culture and heritage can achieve.

This is a pilot scheme. It will fund activities which can be built on in the future, and whose learning can be shared with other places.

The partners

Arts Council England

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

Arts Council England
Heritage Lottery Fund

Using money raised by National Lottery Players, the Heritage Lottery Fund invests in the full breadth of the UK’s heritage to make a lasting difference for heritage and people.

Heritage Lottery Fund
Historic England

Historic England looks after England’s historic environment, supporting historic places by helping people to understand, value and care for them.

Historic England