COVID-19: Emergency Funding Links

Paula Orrell, VASW’s Net­work Man­ag­er, shares a pick of web­sites offer­ing sup­port, advice and insights in rela­tion to emer­gency funding

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These websites were listed in VASW's sector support webinar series on ACE's emergency funding. They highlight a range of options open to freelance artists and small-to-medium organisations seeking funding during this uncertain time, as well as open-access resources and advice to keep track of lost earnings or apply for further funding.


1. The Guild Open Resource Spreadsheet: An Open Resource for artist and arts organisations which includes a brilliantly curated list of nationwide and regional resources

2. Grantium: Access to ACE's application portal

3. Creative Industries Federation: A collection of regularly updated articles with advice spanning the arts sector.

4. Covid-19 Self Employed Crib Sheet: A detailed look into the self-employment income support scheme.

5. Artist Laura Sweeney's template for logging lost earnings

6. ACE's blog post on their emergency response

7. COVID-19 Impact Survey: CVAN want to hear your thoughts surrounding ACE and HM Treasury's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.