£400 million available through next Culture Recovery Fund round
Plans for allocating the remainder of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund have been announced by DCMS. The funding will help organisations look to the future. £300 million in grants and £100 million in repayable finance will be made available to support organisations’ transition back to usual operating mode from April 2021. F urther details will be released in due course.
Aim has a web page to provide advice on support packages that are available to museums. Click here to access it.
Arts Council England
National Lottery Project Grants are Back!
This is Arts Council England’s (ACE) fund open to all individual artists, community and cultural organisations to support arts, museums and libraries projects. And it’s all made possible thanks to funding from National Lottery players.
The portal is open for applications now, with a budget of £59.8 million available until April 2021.
ACE has made some improvements so the fund can be more responsive to the needs of smaller independent organisations and individual practitioners during Covid-19. These changes include:
- For now, you no longer need 10% match funding. Finding match funding in these circumstances would be particularly challenging. So, if you don’t have the full 10% ACE usually expect, or any match funding at all, you’ll still be able to apply.
- Museums can now apply to National Lottery Project Grants for Subject Specialist Network activity.
- ACE will also accept applications from a wider range of applicants for any activity that benefits at least one Accredited museum, its collections and its visitors.
To find out more about project grants for museums take a look at the updated Museums information sheet.
Full information about the National Lottery Project Grants can be found here, including the Guidance to apply for projects under £15k, Guidance for projects over 15k and the new supplementary guidance.
Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy/ Cause4
Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy continue to offer a FREE hour of consultancy support every day on a first come first served basis to arts organisations that may need help in the coming weeks. This power hour can be focused on a range of areas including income generation, fundraising strategy, or donor cultivation. Book here
Ticket Refund to Donation Guidance: Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy has worked with Arts Council England to release guidance for arts organisations that are encouraging ticket holders to change their booking to a donation. This covers your legal duties, GDPR, and messaging advice. Read the guidance here.