Arts Council England and DCMS have today announced the latest tranche of grants given to arts and culture organisations across the country.
The organisations who have received over £1 million in the second round are:
|Sheffield City Trust||£2,243,000|
|The Lowry Centre Trust||£3,000,000|
|North York Moors Historical Railway Trust||£1,904,902|
|Academy Music Group Ltd||£2,981,431|
|London Venue Group||£2,358,902|
|Palmglen Ltd (Ronnie Scott’s)||£1,272,631|
|Opera North Limited||£2,000,000|
|The Marlowe Theatre||£2,999,999|
Note: Sage Gateshead received £1,800,000 in Round 1
The total awarded in today’s announcement amounts to £18 million of the total £500 million grants available.
Organisations who applied for the over £1m category could apply for up to £3m, and had to meet a range of criteria, including demonstrating what their activity would be between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021,
They needed to provide independently audited accounts covering at least one financial year, and an income and expenditure/proposed budget spend for October to March.
Following the Government’s recent announcement regarding lockdown in England from Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December, Secretary for State for Arts and Culture Oliver Dowden clarified that workplaces would still be open for people to work in, for example, concert halls, theatres etc, but public access to these venues wasn’t permitted due to lockdown laws. Arts and cultural activities can only effectively behind closed doors via digital platforms.
The Culture Recovery Fund Grants can also be used to fund redundancies.
For more information, visit the Culture Recovery Fund Grants FAQ.