The Culture Recovery Fund was launched in July 2020 in response to the pandemic. Over the past year, £1.2billion has been distributed to more than 5,000 organisations in England. The Heritage Fund, in partnership with Historic England, has distributed more than £120m in grants to almost 800 heritage organisations.
This latest round of funding will provide continued support as the cultural and creative sectors move towards reopening at full capacity.
The third round of recovery funding will deliver grants across two strands:
- new applicants who are at imminent risk of failure due to the ongoing economic impact of COVID-19
- eligible organisations already in receipt of a Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage grant
The first strand, Emergency Resource Support, is open to heritage organisations in England whose livelihoods are threatened by the ongoing impact of the pandemic. Grants of between £10,000-£1m are available.
Applicants can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £1million to cover core operating costs up to a point where they can demonstrate a return to financial viability. Funding cannot extend beyond 31 December 2021.