New Funding: Apply for the Culture Recovery Fund

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.