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COVID-19: culture, tourism, leisure and sports

Information and guidance related to culture, tourism, leisure and sport.

Available funding 

Cultural Recovery Fund

Round 2 of the Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund administered Emergency Resource Support Fund is open now as a rolling programme for cultural and heritage organisations that are able to demonstrate, via cashflow forecast, they are at risk of ceasing to trade viably within 12 weeks of the point of application. Applications can be submitted until 28 January 2022 with decisions communicated within six weeks, where possible. Applications are subject to permission to apply being granted, at which point applications must be made within 5 working days. The latest they can accept a permission to apply request is 12pm (midday) on 11 January 2022

Arts Council England guidance

National Lottery Heritage Fund guidance

Support and guidance from the LGA 

Creative places – supporting your local creative economy

CTS improvement support during COVID-19

Parks fit for the future

Case study research co-funded by the LGA and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, demonstrating the financial impact of COVID-19 on council parks services.

Official Government information

Other useful information