Supporting England’s cinema businesses to put safety measures in place, protecting employees
and audiences following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The scheme is designed to help venues that are facing prohibitive challenges in being able to
reopen and operate while social distancing is in place, restricting admissions for performances and takings. It is intended to help those businesses that have been heavily impacted following a UKwide closure since the end of March.
The scheme is open to award both non-profit and independent commercial cinemas in England,
including mixed artform venues. Funding will be directed at building-based venues that provide a year-round film programme.
Applications will be accepted from Monday 10 August 2020 until Friday 30 October 2020.