£1.57 Billion for Arts, Culture & Heritage announced 

The Culture Recovery Fund offers financial support for cultural organisations that were financially stable before Covid-19, but are now at imminent risk of failure.

Apply via Arts Council England. Deadline one 21 August. Deadline two 4 September.

HM Treasury fundamental review of business rates: call for evidence

This call for evidence seeks views on how the business rates system currently works, issues to be addressed, ideas for change & a number of alternative taxes.

Closing date 23:59 on 18 September.

Small Business Grants

The government has set out a package of measures to support businesses including:

  • small business grant funding of £10,000 for all businesses in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief
  • grant funding of £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000

Further info available on Brighton & Hove City Council website

Submit your details HERE to check eligibility. Available until 28 August.


The government is offering small business bounce back loans of up to £50,000. BBC news.


The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will support self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) who have lost income due to coronavirus (COVID-19). The second and final taxable grant is worth 70% of your average monthly trading profits, capped at £6570 in total. Opens 21 August.

Claim a grant through the Self-employment Income Support Scheme.  



Acting For Others – provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need, through 14 member charities.


Actor’s Benevolent Fund – for professional actors & stage managers who are in need due illness, injury and who been affected by Covid-19.


Axisweb Hardship Fund – for members facing significant financial hardship and who are unable to work, disabled, a carer, on low income or freelance.


Brighton & Hove City Council – Communities Fund 20-21 COVID-19 emergency funding. Set-up to help community & voluntary organisations in Brighton & Hove who are supporting the city’s most vulnerable residents.

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Coast to Capital – are offering fully funded advice, support, investment and strategic leadership to help small & medium sized enterprises drive sustainable business success and regional economic growth in West Sussex, Greater Brighton and East Surrey.

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Business HotHouse Grants – available to pre-start businesses and growing SMEs that fit specific criteria. The type of funding offered is known as ‘match-funding’ where a business must agree to provide 60% of the required investment to which the funding body will then ‘match-fund’ the 40% balance. Business Grants from £2k to £170k can be secured and will be awarded through the Invest4 program managed by Brighton & Hove City Council. Ongoing.


Bryony Kimmings’ Gig Aid – supporting artists who have had work cancelled. Ongoing.

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Citizens For Europeseed funding to support democratic innovation potential & provides its members with flexible small-scale project grants *3-10k EUR) . Ongoing.


Disability Arts Online – jobs directory. All art forms.


Dance Professional Grants – for current & ex professional dancers.


FABRICA – Artist Resource plus currently free. News & Opportunites for visual artist


Funds For Freelancers – fundraiser for actors, creatives & ushers working in Theatre. To apply for financial support email:

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Matthew Burrows – Artist Support Pledge. A global Instagram & Twitter movement towards a generous culture. Every time an artist reaches £1000 in sales, they pledge to buy £200 of work from other artists. #artistsupportpledge

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Max Fagandini – Artists/Musicians/Zero Hour workers Coronvirus Relief Fund. Funds distributed on a first come, first served basis – contact Max directly. Ongoing

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Sussex Community Foundation – fund, aims to help smaller charities & community groups which are facing financial difficulties, as a result of the outbreak, focusing on those working with communities affected by the virus. Ongoing.

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Tiata Fahodzi – ongoing offer to artists of African Heritage. Summit a blog on a subject of your choice, those selected will receive £100 per article. Ongoing. 

Society of Authors

The Society of AuthorsEmergency fund (grants up to £2000) available to authors affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Ongoing.