Arts Council Emergency Funding Package

The Arts Council announced a £160 million emergency fund available for those organisations and individuals who will need it during this crisis. They will also make changes to funding requirements for individuals and organisations currently in receipt of funding.

The Fund will have three streams.

Funding for National Portfolio Organisations  

£90 million available to NPOs. They hope organisations will use this funding to reboot their creative work, 

Funding for organisations outside of the National Portfolio  

£50 million will be made available to organisations that are not in receipt of regular funding from the Arts Council. Organisations who have applied to National Lottery Project Grants are welcome to apply for this support. 

Funding for individuals 

They want to support artists, creative practitioners and freelancers as best we can in this crisis. £20 million of financial support available to individuals, so they can better sustain themselves, and their work, in the coming months.