See the latest timetable of activity for the Discover England Fund.

Year 2 Pilot Projects (up to £250K)

The application and assessment stages are:

Stage 1: Log interest by 10 March


Stage 2: Telephone call


Stage 3: 13 April (midday)

Completion of application form: If your project meets the headline criteria you will be sent an application form, to be completed and returned by 13 April.

Stage 4: May 2017

Assessment: We will assess applications on criteria, the results of which will be presented to the Discover England Fund Awards Panel. They will decide on award funding for projects.

Stage 5: From July 2017

Notification: You will be notified on the outcome of your application from July 2017.

Download the full guidance (PDF, 361MB).


Large-scale collaborative Years 2 & 3 - two-year projects 

The timetable for large-scale collaborative projects is outlined below:

Year 2/3 timetable

By 28 October 2016

Logging of Expression of Interest (EOI)

During November 2016

Telephone calls to determine whether to take EOI forward to full application

2 April midday

Deadline for Full Application 

July 2017

Applicants notified of Awards Panel’s decision

July - August 2017

Grant offer process and project set-up

August 2017 – 31 March 2019

Project delivery (dependent on the set-up process above)