ACE has issued new details of the third round of the Culture Recovery Fund (CRF 3). Two strands are being administered within the fund – the Continuity Support Fund and the Emergency Resource Support Fund. Other arms-length bodies (NLHF, Historic England, British Film Institute) will also be delivering programmes under the same funding strands.
Organisations that previously received CRF1 & CRF2 grants are eligible to apply to the Continuity Support Fund, which has just launched. Further information on aims, eligibility and how to apply will be contained in Guidance for Applicants. ACE will also share this directly with CRF1 & CRF2 recipients. The deadline for applications is Monday 27th August 2021.
Emergency Resource Support
This will provide critical funding to organisations which are at imminent risk of failure this summer, to support them until 31 December. It is a fast-tracked, rolling programme, which aims to provide funding as quickly as possible. While the programme is intended mainly for organisations who have not received funding in CRF1 and CRF2, if previous recipients are at risk of insolvency within 12 weeks they will also be eligible to apply. Grants are from £25,000 to £3m. It is a rolling programme from 15 July to 14 October, with a 6-week turnaround for decisions. Applicants will need to seek Permission to Apply before making applications. The latest date for permission to apply is midday 30 September 2021.