Covid-19

Activities

At this challenging time please be reassured that the Foundation is fully open and we have a range of active measures in place, as follows:

  • Over £35 million in donations has already been given since April and our Trustees are aiming to give more away this year than ever before.
  • We are launching the Weston Culture Fund in October – a one-off £25 million fund to support mid to large scale cultural organisations in the UK to help restart work, re-engage audiences, adapt to changed circumstances and generate revenue. Smaller arts organisations remain able to apply for our regular grants online.
  • We are very much open to new applications, both from those with which we have a previous relationship and also charities who may not have applied or received grants from us before
  • We are taking a phased approach to grants, including resilience funding for core costs as well as planning for longer-term strategic projects.
  • We have a range of partnerships in place, including with The Fore for a new fund to support BAME-led organisations that will launch this year.