£250m available in second round of Cultural Recovery Fund grants 11 Jan 2021

A second round of the grants strand of the Cultural Recovery Fund has opened, offering £25k - £3m per organisation from an overall pot of £250m. The emphasis of funding moves on from the emergency interventions of the first round and is intended to support a transition back to a viable and sustainable operating model during the coming financial year. Funds must be spent on work taking place from 1st April – 30th June. All accredited museums and those working towards accreditation must apply to this ACE-administered scheme, and not to any additional arms-length bodies. However, non-accredited museums should apply instead to National Lottery Heritage Fund programmes. The deadline for second round applications is midday on 26th January. ACE