Arts Council’s Culture Recovery Fund

The Culture Recovery Fund: Grants programme will focus on supporting cultural organisations affected by the Covid-19 crisis that are at risk of no longer trading viably by the end of this financial year and that are considered to be of international or national cultural significance, or that contribute to Government’s levelling-up agenda.


The criteria for this fund have been set by Government, and the grants will be administered, awarded and monitored by the Arts Council on behalf of the DCMS. Grants of between £50,000 and £3 million will be awarded from a budget of up to £500 million.


The fund opens to applications at 12pm (midday) on Monday 10 August.

This funding is available to:

Cultural organisations (both profit and not for profit) based in England that are properly constituted and are registered at Companies House and/or Charity Commission, and are able to produce at least one year’s full independently certified or audited financial statements.

Local Authorities, Universities and other Public Sector bodies who run or maintain cultural services can also apply.

For this programme, we define ‘cultural’ as sitting within the remit of Arts Council England, however Library services are not eligible to apply.

Guidance to read before applying

More information here 

The fund opens to applications at 12pm (midday) on Monday 10 August.