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 were the main conduit for the £1.57 billion Cultural Recovery Fund, however these funds are mostly now closed. You can find more information here

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.

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

From the Cultural Recovery Fund Arts Council of Wales are managing funds for:

- theatres, arts centres and concert halls and galleries
- organisations producing and touring arts activity
- organisations providing participatory arts activity

These funds are now closed. 

The Welsh Government are managing funds for:

- grass roots music venues
- heritage sites
- local museums, libraries and archive services
- events and festivals
- independent cinemas
- individual freelance creative professionals

These funds are now open until 2nd October, you can check your eligibility here

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 a £15 million fund for culture venues under threat from COVID. This fund will run from 12 pm 17th September to 12 pm September 24th. You can find for more information here.

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.

The funds for individuals in Northern Ireland have now closed. If you are an organisation in Northern Ireland 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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