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COVID grant schemes re-open

5 Jan 2021

2 of the major cultural grant schemes are opening back up for applications over the coming weeks.


National Lottery Grants for Heritage have another £10 million in Phase 1 to support organisations working with heritage to adapt and respond to the changing environment they are now operating in.

Phase 1, for grants between £3,000 and £100,000 is already open - it opened in November and is still accepting applications (but they are aiming to start allocating money in mid-Jan so get your applications in quick!)

Phase 2, for grants between £100,000 and £5 million will reopen on 8th February.

Click here for full details of the National Lottery Grants for Heritage


The Cultural Recovery Fund have another £250m to distribute in their second round of grants to support cultural organisations as they transition back to a viable and sustainable operating model during April-June 2021.

Grants are available from £25,000 to £3 million, and the application window opens at midday on 6th January. Deadline is midday on 26th January.

Click here for full details of the Cultural Recovery Fund.


Other Financial Support

It's also worth checking that you're receiving all the government support you're entitled to, as schemes have been added and changed as the pandemic has moved on - use the Support Finder tool to see what your business may be able to claim.

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