We are updating this list of resources and opportunities as we find them.
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Herefordshire Council's full list of grants for communities can be found here.
Keep Connected - this grant scheme from Fastershire is supporting Herefordshire organisations to adapt and continue to deliver their services remotely.
2Faced Dance exec director Tamsin Fitzgerald has started the Artists For Action WhatsApp group for Herefordshire-based creatives. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added.
UK Covid-19 Freelance Artist Resources List - this is a comprehensive list of support currently available for UK freelance creatives and artists.
If you work with chlidren and young people in Herefordshire and want to connect with fellow practitioners, you can join the HVOSS (Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service) No Wrong Door Project partnership. NWD Partners are meeting via Zoom every fortnight. Email NWD Co-ordinator Will Edwards at email@example.com to find out more.
Hope for the Young's Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund will support vulnerable young refugees or asylum seekers up to 30 years of age who are in need of immediate financial support. Read more here.
Anyone who is eligible for Arts Council England funding (contact them to check if you're not sure) can get free 1-2-1 advice from their Digital Culture Network. So whether you need help with website analytics, email marketing, social media, SEO, ecommerce or digital marketing, get in touch with them: www.artscouncil.org.uk/developing-digital-culture/digital-culture-network.
UK Government support - find out here what financial support is available from the UK Government, from the Self-employment Income Support Scheme to coronavirus Future Fund loans scheme (opening in May 2020).
The Bounce Back Loan Scheme makes loans between £2000 and £50,000 available to small and medium-sized organisations, on terms of up to 6 years and no repayments, fees or interest within the first 12 months. It's expected that , once approved, cash will be available in days. Find out more here.
Do you employ people? The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued guidance to assist employers and businesses in providing advice to staff.
All funding decisions made by The National Lottery Community Fund in the next six months will be 'devoted to addressing the current crisis'. Read more about TNL Community Fund opportunities here.
Severn Arts has started an Arts & Health subgroup, following their first Arts Get Together, and will host a Zoom video call at 3.30pm on May 19th. To get involved email Monika Cockcroft at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Culture Response Unit West Midlands - this Facebook group from Culture Central is working on visibility, viability and recovery of the Cultural Sector across the West Midlands, including Herefordshire.
There is a range of Covid19 support coming online from Cause4 and Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy - find out more about the schemes here.
Locality - this is an ever-growing resource with links to funding opportunities for charities. A must-read for anyone involved in Herefordshire's non-profit arts, heritage and creative communities.
Emergency Fund from Youth Music Network (England) is supporting music-making organisations with grants of up to £10,000.
Dance Professionals Fund - for professional dancers.
a-n The Artists Information Company - this fund supporting self-employed people working with artists and exhibitions (art handlers, technicians, art installers, conservators and restorers, and those who help other artists).