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Culture Recovery Fund: Grants Programme

Jul 30, 2020 | Blogs


Arts Council England have provided details of financial support available to cultural organisations.


Cultural Organisations have been defined as an organisation that works in one of their (ACE) supported artforms or disciplines: music, theatre, dance, combined arts, visual arts, museums, or literature. Although libraries are technically one of the Arts Council’s supported disciplines, they are not able to support them through this fund.


Key dates
Please note, whilst there are two rounds for this fund, ACE expect to allocate approximately 75% of the overall budget to the first round. If you have an application ready in time for round 1, they strongly encourage you to apply to this round.


Round 1
Application Open Date: 12pm (midday), 10 August
Application Deadline: 12pm (midday), 21 August


Round 2
Application Open Date: 4pm, 21 August
Application Deadline: 12pm (midday), 4 September


Who is eligible for Recovery Grants?
This programme is open to arts and cultural organisations, including charitable and non-profit organisations as well as private organisations and commercial for-profit ventures. Local Authorities, Universities and other Public Sector bodies who run or maintain cultural services can also apply.


Organisations must have been financially sustainable before Covid-19 but are now at imminent risk of failure and have exhausted all other options for increasing their resilience. 


They must be properly constituted, registered at Companies House and/or Charity Commission and able to produce at least one year’s full independently certified or audited financial statements.


Comedy venues are eligible for this fund. Cinemas (both commercial and independent) cannot apply, as they will be eligible for support through a fund managed by the BFI.


Full details can be found here:


Please contact us if you have any queries.


 30 July 2020





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