The English Folk Dance and Song Society are delighted to announce that we have received confirmation of Arts Council England National portfolio funding. We have received an increase of £100k on our current grant to £300k in 2012-13, rising by inflation over the following two years. This is wonderful news for us, especially following so soon after confirmation of Heritage Lottery Fund support for the Full English project, a national archiving and learning programme. However, we are sorry to hear of other excellent arts organisations receiving cuts in funding. We will be issuing a full statement later today.