Funding available through the Culture Recovery Fund

By August 24, 2020NEWS

Funding streams available as part of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.

Through the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, the government has shown it is Here for Culture in all kinds of communities and will make sure our most loved performing arts, heritage sites, independent cinemas, music venues and museums can weather the impact of coronavirus and come back even stronger.

As part of the biggest ever one-off investment in UK culture, the #HereForCulture campaign has been launched to help support Britain’s globally renowned arts, culture and heritage industries.

Organisations across these sectors are encouraged to apply for funding designed to support the cultural sector’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Open funds

Fund name and value: ACE – £500m grants

Fund bio: For cultural organisations that are at risk of failure because of COVID-19 and who need funding of up to £3m

Organisation: ACE

How to apply: Culture Recovery Fund: Grants

Geographical scope: England

Fund name and value: Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas – £30m for independent cinemas

Fund bio: For building-based independent cinemas, who provide a year round film programme, that are at risk of failure because of COVID-19

Organisation: British Film Institute

How to apply: Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas

Geographical scope: England

Fund name and value: ACE – £270m repayable finance

Fund bio: For cultural organisations that are at risk of failure because of COVID-19 and who need funding of over £3m

Organisation: Arts Council England

How to apply: Culture Recovery Fund: Repayable Finance

Geographical scope: England

Fund name and value: HE £50m heritage stimulus fund (capital)

Fund bio: Funding to restart vital construction and maintenance projects on heritage sites, stalled due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19

Organisation: Historic England

How to apply: Further Details of £1.57 Billion Culture Recovery Fund Announced

Geographical scope: England

Fund name and value: ACE capital

Fund bio: Capital expenditure funding for existing Arts Council capital grant holders who can demonstrate a capital funding shortfall due to COVID-19

Organisation: Arts Council England

How to apply: Applications open on 24 August

Geographical scope: England

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