National Portfolio Organisation (NPO)

We’re delighted that Inspire has been chosen to join Arts Council England’s National Portfolio.  As a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) Inspire will receive regular funding from the Arts Council, totalling £249,999 each year for the next four years.

This is the first time that library services have been eligible to apply to become part of the National Portfolio and we’re excited to be able to build on our successful programme of arts and cultural events held throughout our libraries.

We’ll deliver an ambitious plan of work to:

  • create an exciting programme of arts and cultural activities and events for children, young people and their families
  • develop innovative cultural programmes for under 5s
  • deliver a range of arts activity accessible to young people with disabilities
  • develop and innovate digital arts.

Over the coming months we’ll feature the events, workshops and performances made possible by this funding below and we look forward to welcoming you into one of our Inspire venues soon.