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ACE £50 million emergency funds to organisations who are not NPO

This is for organisations who are not in receipt of regular funding from the Arts Council. You can apply fora maximum of £35,000. 

Round 2 open now, deadline 30 April 2020.

Posted: 10/03/2022

Which organisations
can apply to this fund?

say, ‘Organisations with a track record in publicly funded culture. This fund
is to support them 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

Organisations who have applied to National Lottery Project Grants are welcome to apply for this support.

with support for National Portfolio Organisations, ACE expect organisations who
receive this fund ‘to show how they will do all they can to support the
freelance creative practitioners
on whom they rely.’

How can this money be used?

fund can be used to support business resilience as well as enable cultural organisations
to develop new public facing activity during the Covid-19 emergency, for
example, organisations who have new ideas to harness the power of digital in
sharing creativity at the moment.


When do
applications open?

There will be two rounds of this fund.  You can apply to only one of these rounds.

Round one opens for applications on 9 April 2020 and applicants will need to register on Grantium by 13 April in order to make an application before the deadline of 12pm (midday) 16 April.

Round two opens for applications on 16 April 2020 and applicants will need to register on Grantium by 27 April in order to make an application before the deadline of 30 April.


"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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