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Culture Recovery Fund: Grants Programme

Delivered by Arts Council England

Arts Council England has launched its new Culture Recovery Fund: Grants Programme, offering financial support for cultural organisations that were financially stable before Covid-19, but are now at imminent risk of failure.

The £500m Culture Recovery Fund provides grants of a minimum £50,000, up to a maximum of £3m.

Funding is available to:

  • Cultural organisations (both profit and not for profit) based in England that are properly constituted and are registered at Companies House and/or Charity Commission, and are able to produce at least one year’s full independently certified or audited financial statements.
  • Local Authorities, Universities and other Public Sector bodies who run or maintain cultural services can also apply. 

For this programme, Arts Council England defines ‘cultural’ as sitting within the remit of Arts Council England, however Library services are not eligible to apply.

Whilst there are two rounds for this fund, Arts Council England expects to allocate approximately 75% of the overall budget to the first round. Organisatons are strongly recommended to apply in Round 1 if they have an application ready in time.

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

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