If you are a cultural organisation that was financially stable before COVID-19, but are now at imminent risk of failure, the Culture Recovery Fund: Grants could help you.
The grants programme is part of the Government’s £1.57 billion package to protect the UK’s culture and heritage sectors from the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Watch an introduction to the Culture Recovery Fund below.
Who can apply?
The kinds of organisations that are eligible to apply include:
- limited companies registered at Companies House
- community interest companies (CICs) registered with the CIC regulator
- charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) registered with the Charity Commission
- charitable companies or charitable trusts registered with the Charity Commission
- limited liability partnerships registered at Companies House
- partnerships established under a partnership deed/ agreement
- community benefit and co-operative societies registered with the Financial Conduct Authority
- Royal Charter bodies
- statutory bodies and other public bodies including Universities and museum who run or maintain cultural services
How much can I claim?
Organisations can apply for grants between £50,000 and £3 million.
How do I prove that my organisation was financially stable before COVID-19?
You will be asked to provide a cashflow, answer a narrative question and provide at least one year’s full independently certified or audited financial statements. You must also provide a balance sheet at 31 July 2020, showing levels of restricted and unrestricted reserves.
When is the application deadline?
Applicants must apply by midday on Friday 4 September.