Arts Council England – Cultural Recovery Fund, Round 3

Jul 15, 2021

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport Cultural Recovery Fund (CRF), administered by the Arts Council England has released key dates for funding applications in 2021.

This fund aims to provide emergency funding awards to culturally significant organisations that were financially sustainable before Covid-19 but are now at imminent risk of failure and have exhausted all other options for increasing their resilience.


Cultural organisations that are properly constituted with a governing document and are able to demonstrate, via cashflow forecast, they are at risk of ceasing to trade viably within 12 weeks of the point of application.

The kinds of organisations that are eligible to apply include:

  • private companies (either limited by shares or guarantee) registered at Companies House
  • community interest companies (either limited by shares or guarantee) (CICs) registered with the CIC regulator
  • charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales
  • charitable companies or charitable trusts registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales
  • limited liability partnerships registered at Companies House
  • partnerships established under a partnership deed/ agreement governed by the Partnership Act 1890 or the Limited Partnerships Act 1907
  • community benefit and co-operative societies registered with the Financial Conduct Authority Royal Charter bodies
  • statutory bodies and other public bodies including Universities and museums who run or maintain cultural services

The Grant range is between £25,000 and £3m (£1m for for-profit organisations)

Permission to apply submissions will be accepted from Thursday 8th July and must be secured before undertaking a formal application.

More information on how to apply as well as key dates can be found here:

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