Below is a list of links and resources for artists and organisations in 2021, designed to provide support with Covid-19 during the year. Let us know if you come across more!
Support for Artists and Organisations
HMRC Helpline for businesses / freelancers affected by COVID-19
Advice for those concerned about paying their tax and furlough enquiries.
Arts & Culture Impact Fund
Social impact investment fund for socially driven arts, culture and heritage organisations.
A new Liverpool community fund for artists and creatives in Liverpool.
LCVS Community Impact Fund
Helps voluntary sector organisations and registered charities build stronger communities across Liverpool and Merseyside.
PRS Emergency Relief Fund
Funding for songwriters and musicians.
Help Musicians Funding Wizard
Find out what funding you can apply for
Artists’ General Benevolent Institution
General benevolent funding for artists who can’t work due to age or serious illness
Musicians’ Union Hardship Fund
Support for MU members
Steve Morgan Foundation Fund
Apply for emergency hardship funding (charities and not-for-profits in Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire west of M6)
Assura/Rugby League World Cup 2021 community grants programme
Helps charitable/voluntary sector organisations to deliver a range of wellbeing project activities.
Equity Charitable Trust
Financial support for performers who are struggling or wish to retrain
Music Venue Trust
Support for music venues affected by COVID-19 closures
Society of Authors Emergency Fund
Support for authors
Actors’ Children’s Trust
Support for actors who are also parents and their children
Dance Professionals Fund
Support for dance professionals of all ages
Acting for Others
Support for theatre profession
The Mind Map mental health resource
A ‘one stop shop’ for mental health provision.
Therapy and counselling regardless of ability to pay, gender, ethnicity, age or status.
Creative England’s Growth Programmes
Proactively plan your year with Creative England’s Growth Programmes.
Creative Fatigue: The dangers of the productivity warrior narrative – Tmesis Theatre
Liverpool artist Becky Dowling shares her thoughts on coping during the lockdown.
Do You Even Lift, Sis?
Female community promoting sustainable healthy living for the mind and body.
Mind – mental health charity
Coronavirus and your mental wellbeing.
Creative Industries Foundation: Responses from the Sector
Consistently updated resource page for creative businesses and freelancers
Leapers Guide to Working From Home While Quarantined
Great advice from Leapers, an organisation supporting the workplace wellbeing of the self-employed
Stay Well, Supported and Creative
Arts Professional’s new microsite for COVID-19 updates
Microsite with resources for theatre professionals
Culturepool – Add an Offer
Add content to the Culturepool portal for sharing arts and cultural activity with teachers and education professionals
FoodCycle, the charity that fights food poverty and loneliness.
Helping disadvantaged families and children on Merseyside.
Help and support during difficult times for anyone who needs someone.