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Accessible Resources: Arts Council England Emergency Funding

Posted 23rd Apr 20

In response to the COVID19 lock down, the Arts Council England are making £160 million of emergency funding available for creative industry organisations and individuals who will need it during the current crisis.

They have also changed the funding requirements for individuals and organisations currently in receipt of ACE funding, to help alleviate pressure on them as best they can.

The second round of funding applications is now open, with the application deadline falling on Thursday 30 April (you will need to register to the Art’s Council’s online funding portal, Grantium by the 27th April in order to meet this deadline).

There is a plethora of information out there about how to apply, with full details about funding for both organisations and individuals detailed in full on the Arts Council’s website here

The Arts Council have also provided this information in accessible formats, including videos with BSL and captions via YouTube, and Easy Read documents.

We are keen to support as many creatives and arts organisations as we can during this time. If you have any questions about funding that we might be able to help you with, please feel free to ask. Simply email or call 01206 577006.

Posted By Lizzy Hayes


Supporting Your Community

Posted 1st May 20

Our Engagement Producer, Matthew Jewson, has been taking a look at some of the wonderful charitable activities taking place in and around Colchester during these difficult times. “As life continues…

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