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Weston Culture Fund Launches

The Weston family are launching a new £25 million fund to support the cultural sector as it attempts to recover following the impact of Covid-19.  The Weston Culture Fund is a one-off fund for museums, performing, visual and literary arts organisations across the UK and is open to applications from 5th October until 5pm on 9 November.

Philippa Charles, The Foundation’s Director says:

“The UK’s cultural sector is among the best in the world but it has been hit hard by the pandemic. It became very clear to our Trustees that while we have seen some incredibly creative responses to Covid-19 many cultural organisations need support to restart their important work and bring audiences back. Arts organisations are desperate to re-open and get back to what they do best and we hope that this new Fund will help them do exactly that.

Yet we also recognise that not everyone will be eligible for the Weston Culture Fund and we would urge those organisations to continue to apply for the Foundation’s regular grants. We are very much open and will continue to support charities as we have for over 60 years.”

The fund is aimed at mid- to large-scale cultural organisations (with pre-Covid income of at least £500,000) and grants will range from £100,000 to a maximum of £2 million based on an organisation’s size.

See https://garfieldweston.org/weston-culture-fund/ to find out more.