Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport: Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in England

Arts & Culture Covid 19 Friday October 30th, 2020

The Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in England, administrated by The BFI has two streams of funding:

  • Safety Grants: Grants of up to £10,000 directly relating to costs that will ensure your building and the environment are safe for both the workforce and the public in readiness to reopen in Autumn 2020; and
  • Business Sustainability Grants: Grants will be in the range of £30,000 to £200,000 (in total) per cinema site to enable cinemas to reach a break-even point during their first few months of opening, if reopening represents a better value for money option for those organisations compared to staying closed.

Applications can be submitted for both a Safety Grant and/or a Business Sustainability Grant at the same time or separately.

Due to limitations on funding, this Fund is directed solely at cinemas that are building based and provide a year round film programme. This can include mixed artform venues but please be specific about which costs are related to cinema as we will not be able to cover any costs that pertain to other artforms. The BFI will liaise with other funding distributors (especially Arts Council England) to ensure there is no duplication of funding.

This funding is not intended for other exhibitors such as film festivals or touring providers.

Priority will be given to applicants that play an important role in levelling-up their region, in particular protecting cultural assets in places where there are a limited number of cultural organisations relative to the size of the populations, where they are the only publicly funded organisation and/or a key part of the cultural fabric of that place.

Deadline: Friday 30 October 2020

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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