Covid-19: List of grants and funds for freelancers

Art-form specific grants and funds now open to applications. This list will be updated as new sources of funding are announced. 

Open Until:

Posted: 10/03/2022

  • a-n fund : This fund supports those
    involved in exhibition installation, for example art handlers,
    technicians, conservators. 
    12 noon, Thursday 7th May 2020

  • Freelands Foundation Emergency FundFor freelance creative practitioners based in England and Northern Ireland who work in the visual arts and are experiencing severe financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Those on multiple short-term PAYE contracts may also apply. We encourage applications from artists and arts professionals working in all visual arts disciplines.
    Open, rolling until 18 June 2020

  • Dance
    Professionals fund
    This fund provides financial support for
    professional dancers. Support is given to freelance dancers across genres
    including contemporary, ballet, hip hop, Black and Asian dance, including
    those with portfolio careers, eg choreography, as long as their primary
    role has been performing.
    Open, rolling- awarded fortnightly

  • Equity Charitable Trust: Criteria include
    professional actors, circus, aerialists, puppeteers or variety performers,
    and stage managers. Please note that an applicant’s line of work must make
    them eligible for an Equity card, although they are not required to have
    one in order to apply. It excludes musicians, drama students, backstage
    staff and amateur performers.
    Open, rolling

  • Help Musicians UKProfessional music
    performers, composers, creators and those working in other roles requiring
    a high level of technical skill (teachers, producers, engineers, etc)
    across all music sectors including, but not limited to, classical, folk,
    jazz, world, and all contemporary music genres (pop, hip hop, grime,
    Americana, heavy metal etc).

  • The Theatrical GuildThis
    fund supports: any kind of stage technician or engineer; company and stage
    managers; stagehands; anyone involved in costume, hair or makeup;
    designers and makers of sets, props and puppets; and ushers or box office
    Open, rolling

  • Society of AuthorsThose eligible for this
    funding include storytellers, scriptwriters, literary journalists,
    producers, poets, translators and book illustrators.
    Open, rolling

  • Musicians
    Coronavirus Hardship Fund
    Open, rolling


  • Royal Theatrical FundProvides
    financial and emotional support to all those who have worked
    professionally in the Entertainment Industry for at least seven years.
    Open, rolling


  • London
    Artist and Creatives Coronvirus fund
    organised by Denzel
    Kessie and Josh Akapo
    Currently closed, will reopen once enough donations have been received 

  • Artquest
    WFH Residency
    : a £1000 award to support artists during the
    covid-19 / coronavirus pandemic
    Open, deadline 1 July 2020

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