Arts Impact Fund

What is the Arts Impact Fund?

Arts Impact Fund is a pilot initiative, which is a world's first first impact investment fund specifically for the arts and cultural sector. Arts Impact Fund brings together public, private and charitable funding to demonstrate the potential and impact of social investment in the arts and cultural sector.

It provides repayable finance between £150,000 and £600,000 to arts organisations in England with ambitions to grow, achieve great artistic quality and have a positive impact on society. So far, Arts Impact fund has invested over £7 million in a total of 22 organisations since July 2015.


Arts Impact Fund- Case Study- The Story Museum
Arts Impact Fund- Case Study- The Story Museum

Case Study- The Story Museum

The investment made by the Arts Impact Fund, will help the Story Museum continue to enchant and enrich children’s and their families’ lives, while improving it's financial sustainability and resilience.Through immersive exhibitions and gallery spaces, events and outreach work, celebrate story in all forms and explore their enduring power to teach and delight.

For More information visit the Story Museum Website.

For More Case studies from Arts Impact Fund visit the website.


The fund was created and funded by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Nesta, supported by Arts Council England and with additional funding from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

For Further information please visit The Arts Impact Fund Website.