To Search our Website
- To use the Search Facility just type in a few words or phrases in the search box and click the Go button.
- Use words or phrases that are likely to be found only in the documents or pages that you are looking for.
- The more words you give the more precise the results you will get.
Search by Typing Words and Phrases
For example, if you are looking for grants for artists, try Arts Grants in the search box. Our Search Engine will return the pages and documents containing as many of these words and phrases as possible and put the most relevant ones first. If you type in Arts Grants Music, the list will be smaller, but more precise.
Identify Phrases with Quotation Marks
If you want to restrict your search to only match an exact phrase then you should use double quotation marks. For Example "county based arts groups" will bring back the exact phrase shown.
If you are having problems using our Search Engine or if you cannot find the information that you are looking for you should email
There is also an option to carry out an advanced search which allows you to limit or restrict your results depending on several different factors such as where the words occur or the date the document was last updated.
This shows the structure of the Site and is like an overview, so at a glance you can see what pages are linked to a category such as planning. This is very useful if you know roughly the area you want to check, but don't want to trawl through all the different levels to find it.