Activities that are the core business of a Territorial Local Authority (TLA) or Council Controlled Organisation (CCO)

Applications, whether made by a Territorial Local Authority (TLA) or Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) or another individual or organisation, for projects involving activities associated with a TLA or subsidiaries of council (e.g. a CCO) need to demonstrate clearly how the proposed activity sits outside the TLA/CCO’s core business, by showing:

  • that the council hasn’t previously delivered this activity
  • that the activity is not included in any key planning documents e.g. arts and culture strategy, annual plan
  • that the activity is not identified in current agreed workplans and/or operating budgets

To demonstrate the above please include, as an attachment to your application, the relevant sections of key documents and make the above explicit in your application.

Metropolitan and regional galleries and museums, which are core funded by central and local authorities should refer to our Public museums and galleries guidelines