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Funding: Arts Council England – £160 million emergency funding during COVID-19 crisis

April 16, 2020

Ensuring the people and organisations that make up our arts, museums and libraries are protected during the coronavirus crisis is our number one priority.

We are making £160 million of emergency funding available for those organisations and individuals who will need it during this crisis, and we have also changed the funding requirements for individuals and organisations currently in receipt of our funding, to help alleviate pressure on them as best we can.

Funding for organisations outside of the National Portfolio 

£50 million will be made available to organisations that are not in receipt of regular funding from the Arts Council. Organisations who have applied to National Lottery Project Grants are welcome to apply for this support.

Funding for individuals 

We want to support artists, creative practitioners and freelancers as best we can in this crisis. We’re making £20 million of financial support available to individuals, so they can better sustain themselves, and their work, in the coming months.

Funding for National Portfolio Organisations  

We will be making £90 million available to NPOs. We hope organisations will use this funding to reboot their creative work, but we also understand it may be required to alleviate financial pressures on NPOs.

Full details: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19

 

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