- The GLA announced a £2.3 million Culture at Risk Business Support Fund to help grassroots music and LGBTQ+ venues, independent cinemas and affordable creative workspace businesses which were not covered by government support and were at imminent risk of closure.
- The London Community Response Fund, coordinated by London Funders, was a £10 million fund offering grants of up to £50,000 including for community focused arts and culture, voluntary and civic organisations.
- £1.15 billion of support for cultural organisations in England, made up of £270 million of repayable finance and £880 million in grants, administered by Arts Council England.
- £100 million of targeted support for the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage, administered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. So far 162 heritage organisations have received £14 million worth of funding. Eight of these organisations are based in London and received a total of £2.2 million, most of which was awarded to St Paul’s Cathedral.
- £120 million capital investment to restart construction on cultural infrastructure and for heritage construction projects in England which were paused due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- The new funding will also mean an extra £188 million for the devolved administrations in Northern Ireland (£33 million), Scotland (£97 million) and Wales (£59 million).
- The Culture Recovery Fund’s Grants programme, administered by ACE, is targeted at cultural organisations that were financially stable before Covid-19 but were at imminent risk of failure.
- There were two rounds of funding for organisations applying for less than £1 million, both of which have now been announced. In total 1,974 grants were awarded, at a total amount of £334 million.
627 organisations in London received funding (32 percent of the total) amounting to more than £114 million (34 per cent of the total).
The following chart lists the number of grants and total amount received by organisations in each London borough.
Culture Recovery Fund – Grants over £1 million Rounds 1 and 2
There were a further two rounds of funding for organisations applying for grants of over £1 million. 43 awards were made across the country, adding up to £94m. 13 of those were in London (30 percent of the total), receiving £29m combined (31 percent of the total).