Financial support for organisations outside of the National Portfolio

Financial support for organisations outside of the National Portfolio

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 5.00pm

Arts Council England is making £50 million available to organisations in the cultural sector, who are not National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) or Music Education Hubs. They can apply for a maximum of £35,000.

This fund is to support organisations to get back on their feet, or to continue making work in the future that will mean they can contribute to delivering our new strategy, Let’s Create.

There will be two rounds of this fund. You can apply to only one of these rounds.
If you apply to the first round you will not be able to apply to the second round, even if we are unable to offer you a grant in the first round.
We will split our budget equally across both rounds. Please apply to the round that suits your circumstances best.

Please note that, since this is an emergency response fund, our notice period for making and processing applications is much shorter than usual. We may need to adjust our timelines depending on the volume of applications we receive.

If you start an application for Round one but don’t submit it, you will be able to access it when the portal opens for Round two. You will then be able to submit it in Round two.

Round 1 – opens on 9 April, closes on 16 April
Round 2 – opens on 16 April, closes on 30 April

See link below for further details.



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