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It is definitely worth you checking to see if you qualify for some funding.

It's not easy but if you were successful it will be worth the effort.

The Government has made a further £30 million available and extended the application window for emergency funding through the Culture Recovery Fund to support museums, cinemas, theatres and heritage organisations through the impact of the Omicron variant this winter. This fund aims to provide emergency funding awards to 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.

Who can apply: 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.

What you can apply for: Generally, between £25,000 and £3 million (£1 million for for-profit organisations). However, if you've already received a grant from the Culture Recovery Fund, you are limited to how much you can apply for.

Key dates: This is a rolling programme and applications can be submitted between 29th November 2021 and 4 February 2022 with decisions communicated within six weeks, where possible. Applications are subject to permission to apply being granted, at which point applications must be made within 5 working days. Permission to apply requests will be accepted from 12pm (midday) - 22 November 2021.

The latest we can accept a permission to apply request is 12pm (midday) on 18 January 2022 (permission to apply is normally granted within five working days after submission).

See for more details.

Steve Heap: 7th Jan 2022 12:06:00

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