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Available Covid-19 Aid Grants for Creatives

BFI, Film and TV Charity

The BFI and The Film and TV Charity have partnered to create the Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund in a bid to help support the UK creative community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Established with a £1m donation from streaming giant Netflix, the fund will aim to provide emergency short-term relief to active workers and freelancers who have been directly impacted by the closure of productions across the UK.

The Film and TV Charity, which is working on the precise eligibility criteria and level of individual funding, will administer the fund with support from the BFI.

It will be open to all those working in production, distribution and exhibition, and applicants are being asked to register at https://filmtvcharity.org.uk/keep-in-touch/

Arts Council England

Arts Council England will offer individuals and organisations working in the cultural sector new financial support during this crisis, totalling £160 million.

Funding for organisations outside of the National Portfolio

£50 million will be made available to organisations that are not in receipt of regular funding from the Arts Council. Organisations who have applied to National Lottery Project Grants are welcome to apply for this support.

Funding for individuals

Arts Council England wants to support artists, creative practitioners and freelancers during this crisis. They're making £20 million of financial support available to individuals, so they can better sustain themselves, and their work, in the coming months.

Funding for National Portfolio Organisations

£90 million will be made available to NPOs to reboot their creative work, but also to alleviate financial pressures on NPOs.

These emergency funding streams will be open to applications shortly.

Further details here.

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