Culture Recovery Fund: Arts Council Grants

URGENT - TIGHT TURNAROUND. Round One: 10-21 August 2020. Round Two: 21 August - 04 September 2020. 

The Culture Recovery Fund: Grants programme will make up to £500 million available to support cultural organisations (both profit and not for profit) that were financially stable before Covid-19, but are now at imminent risk of failure.

This funding is to ensure that, by 31 March 2021, successful applicants are either fully or partially reopened, or operating on a sustainable, cost efficient basis, so that they are able to reopen at a later date.

Key dates:
Round One: 10-21 August 2020
Round Two: 21 August - 04 September 2020


ACE expect to allocate roughly 75% of the budget in the first round and strongly encourage you to apply to this round if you have an application ready in time.

Full details can be found here 


Culture Recovery Fund: Repayable Finance

There will also be £270 million for long-term loans of £3 million plus available to charitable and commercial organisations. Organisations can only to apply to either recovery grants, or repayable finance, not both.

More details can be found here but they will publish more information soon


National Lottery Project Grants

As well as the government’s funding package, the Arts Council has re-opened National Lottery Project Grants with £75m available to individual artists and practictioners, community and cultural organisations, museums and libraries until March 2021.  You don’t need match funding to apply for this round.

Full details can be found here 

05/08/2020 - 04/09/2020
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