Information If You Are In Receipt Of Funding

Arts Council England

Arts Council England’s has an updated page on Coronavirus info. Read more here. ACE are also likely to be the main conduit for the £1.57 billion culture support package in England announced on 5th July, we are awaiting further details.

If you are currently in receipt of Arts Council England funding as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) or a Creative People and Place (CPP), you can ask for an advance on grant funding. ACE ask that those in receipt of ACE funding honour contracts with freelancers, they can be contacted on 01619344317. 

On 22nd July Arts Council England will be re-opening the £59.8 National Lottery Project Grant Funding to run through to April 2021. You can find our more here, their full suite of open support funds can be found here.

Arts Council England have also offered help from their Tech Champions for people in receipt of their funds, as well as collating free resources and webinars to help with key digital questions. Find more here.

Arts Council Wales

Arts Council Wales have confirmed organisations will continue to receive funding and all funding committed to covering commitments. But funding conditions that specify types and levels of activity will not apply for at least three months. In exchange they ask that freelance contracts be honoured. They will continue to assess applications for fresh funding. Officers from Arts Council Wales will be in touch in due course with each ongoing project.

Due to demand Arts Council Wales has closed its funds to new applications while further work is done with the Welsh Government on funding.

Enquiries or information on how the virus is effecting you if you are in receipt of Arts Council Wales funding should be sent to

Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland have said that they will honour existing funding awards regardless of whether or not the event goes ahead, if delaying it until later in the year is impossible. Read more here.

Creative Scotland has used over £11 million in emergency funding to launch a suite of emergency support programmes, including the Creative Scotland Bridging Bursary. These funds have a variety of opening, and closing dates, as well as eligibility criteria. For more information on the criteria for individual funds please check their main Coronavirus funding webpage here. For any specific queries please contact

Creative Scotland will be managing the new £2.2 million fund for grassroots music venues that should open in due course.

Arts Council Northern Ireland

The Arts Council Northern Ireland have announced that they will honour all grant awards from 2019-2020 and will roll them over to 2020-2021.

They will be paying out outstanding payments for 2019/2020 as soon as possible. This support will be exchanged for continuing as far as possible to honour contracts with artists and freelancers.

You can find the latest announcements on Arts Council Northern Ireland support during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

If you are an individual artist in Northern Ireland you can apply to the Support for the Individual Artist Programme for project support .Further details can be found here. This will close on 22nd July. If you are an organisation you may be able to apply for a small grants programme (here).

PRS Foundation

Latest coronavirus advice for PRS Foundation grantees and applicants can be found here

For More Information

Information to self-employed on COVID-19 click here

Information to businesses on COVID-19 click here

Information on emergency funding click here

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