COVID-19 Recovery Programme for Arts Organisations
January 14, 2022
The Executive and the Minister for Communities, Deirdre Hargey MLA, have provided Covid recovery funding for arts organisations and a range of other not-for-profit organisations.
The aim of the Covid Recovery Programme for Arts Organisations is to reduce or remove operating deficits in eligible organisations, which have arisen in the 2021/22 financial year because of the Covid pandemic. To achieve this the Covid Recovery Programme for Arts Organisations will support eligible organisations which have been negatively affected by the pandemic in the financial year 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 and which have a financial operating deficit during that period which is attributable in full or in part to Covid.
The maximum amount of funding available to an eligible organisation under this Programme is £50,000.
Exceptionally, a greater amount of funding may be available to eligible organisations that can demonstrate that the deficit attributable to Covid in the financial year is greater than £50,000 and that the organisation requires funding in excess of that sum to stabilise financially.
In the event that the proposed awards exceed available funding, those organisations with the largest operating deficits will get priority.
Organisations applying for more than £50,000 must make contact with the Arts Council before doing so.
For more details, application form and guidance notes - please refer to the ACNI website - click here