Funding News Related to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak

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New this Week:

Culture Recovery Fund – Repayable Finance
This programme offers financial support for culturally significant organisations that were
financially sustainable before Covid-19, but are now at imminent risk of failure and have
exhausted all other options for increasing their resilience.
There is a total budget of £270 million to be awarded through loan finance. Applicants may apply
for a minimum of £3 million. There is no upper limit. The majority of applicants are expected to be
awarded loans which include a payment term of up to 20 years, an initial repayment holiday of up
to four years and a 2% interest rate per annum.
Application Deadline: 12pm (midday), 9 September 2020

The Art Fund – Respond and Reimagine Grant
UK public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives can apply for grants of up to
£50,000 to help them respond to immediate challenges connected to the Covid-19 crisis, and to
adapt and reimagine ways of working in the future. Through the Art Fund’s Respond and
Reimagine the grants are available to provide immediate practical support connected to
reopening such as staffing, equipment, training, or planning for future activities, and to provide
opportunities for organisations to help them adapt for the future.
The next deadline for applications in the 12th October 2020.

Theatre Reopening Fund
Grants are available to help UK not-for-profit theatres to make coronavirus/COVID-19-related
adaptions and prepare for reopening.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available.
In response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis, Theatres Trust has repurposed its small grants
schemes to support not-for-profit theatres across the UK to cover the additional costs of
reopening after several months’ closure. The Theatre Reopening Fund offers capital funding for
building improvements and for purchasing equipment that will allow the theatres to reopen viably
and safely.
Applications can be made at any time and will be assessed on a rolling basis. The Trust aims to
make decisions on applications within four weeks.

The Barrow Cadbury COVID-19 Support Fund
This programme has reopened for a second round of applications after closing on 2 August as
there were ‘slightly fewer applications than expected’.
The eligibility criteria have been extended. The programme is now open to organisations with an
income of £10,000 to £3 million (previously the limit was £1 million) that provide services and
support targeted at refugees and migrants. This includes organisations that only work with these
groups and those that have more general objects but are seeking to maintain or expand existing
services targeted at refugees and migrants.
The maximum grant available is £50,000, or three months’ expenditure, whichever is less. Grants
must be spent within six months and by 19 April 2021 at the latest.
The funding can only be spent on needs arising directly or indirectly from the pandemic.
Priority will be given to organisations that met the programme’s original criteria and applied by 2
The programme will close as soon as there are enough applications to ensure the funds are spent,
while keeping success rates high.

For details of all Covid 19 Funding go to