27 Jan 2021

Ribble Valley Borough Council’s Arts Development Newsletter

A new year, a new lock down. With many art projects and events being cancelled or delayed, cultural venues closed and incomes cut the Arts sectors situation remains challenging. We are glad to report some in the Ribble Valley gained access to grants available to support them through this uncertain time and lots have adapted to deliver their practice in new creative ways.

There are a vast amount of local, regional and national organisations offering support to the Ribble Valley creative and cultural sectors. See the various links below for how you might be able to get help and access support. If you’re struggling as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, please take a look.

Organisations will be creating new support in response to the recovery of COVID, make sure you sign up to the different organisations email updates to hear of new opportunities as they arise.

Follow this link to the Arts Funding & Support page on the Ribble Valley Borough Council website for more information on support available.

It is always good to hear of current issues, if you have a story to share, a problem to solve or just need to connect do get in touch katherine.rodgers@ribblevalley.gov.uk

Ribble Valley Borough Council
COVID Business and Charity Support. Follow this link for more info ribblevalley.gov.uk

Ribble Valley Arts – Join the Ribble Valley Arts website directory to give the public direct access to your creative skills rvarts.co.uk The site is currently being upgraded so it is a great time to create a new profile or update an existing one before the relaunch campaign.

Voluntary Organisation Grants – Applications are invited from voluntary sector organisations for grant support towards their revenue or capital expenditure. Any organisations that apply must provide services or facilities that meet the needs of communities in the Ribble Valley, or directly benefits residents of the Ribble Valley as a whole. For more information and to apply see Voluntary Organisation Grants.

Creative Lancashire – Support and services for creative businesses in Lancashire, see their online resources, join their directory, subscribe to their news creativelancashire.org

Boost – Helping Lancashire’s businesses grow. Boost is Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, UK Growth Hubs bring together and simplify access to national and local business support. Supported by Government, Growth Hubs ensure that no matter the size, sector or maturity of a business they can access local business support boostbusinesslancashire.co.uk

There are a host of online events on the Boost website to support Lancashire businesses getting back to business. More info…

Arts Council England (ACE) Subscribe to ACE’s free mailing list service. Adverts for a range of job opportunities, funding, courses and news within the art and culture sector artsjobs.org.uk

ACE links to Covid-19 support for individuals from Government and other sources. More Info…

ACE National Lottery Project Grants Supports individual artists, community and cultural organisations. Until April 2021, the fund will focus on the needs of smaller independent organisations and individual practitioners. £1000 – £100,000 artscouncil.org.uk/projectgrants

National Lottery Funding
Heritage Fund heritagefund.org.uk has resumed accepting small and medium project funding applications and launched an interest free loans pilot. The project funding for grants between £3,000 to £100,000 will provide financial assistance for organisations working with heritage to build their resilience. Their new interest free loans available for sums between from £50,000 to £250,000 are aimed at organisations looking to restart and develop their income generating potential More Info…

The National Community Fund gives out millions of pounds from National Lottery to good causes. Their money goes to community groups and to projects that improve health, education and the environment, see funding available tnlcommunityfund.org.uk

UK Government Introduces Free Digital Skills Toolkit Courses to develop your skills during the COVID 19 lockdown theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.uk

This news is compiled by R.V.B.C. Arts Development, we don’t endorse information included, we just pass it on for interest and information. For further info on any items included please contact the relevant people directly.