Coronavirus: COVID Recovery Programme for Organisations

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NOTE: The COVID Recovery Programme for Organisations is closed to applications.

Funding schemes to address eligible organisations operating deficits that have arisen in the 2021-22 financial year because of the pandemic

The Department for Communities (DfC) has launched the Covid Recovery Programme for Organisations, which has been co-designed with seven sectoral bodies that will deliver the scheme. Eligible organisations can apply for awards of up to £50,000, and more in some exceptional circumstances.

The programme’s overarching aim is to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on not-for-profit organisations in the culture, arts, languages, heritage, sports, charities and social enterprise sectors.

All organisations across these sectors should consult their relevant delivery partners’ websites for further information on pre-application information, eligibility and assessment criteria, guidance and application forms.

Arts Council - Covid Recovery Programme for Arts Organisations

This funding programme will help to alleviate the significant financial pressures arts and cultural organisations face, helping them to continue to contribute to the Northern Ireland economy.

Applications closed on Friday 28 January.

NI Screen - COVID Recovery Programme for Film Exhibition and Independent Cinema

Northern Ireland Screen will deliver this scheme with the aim to reduce or remove operating deficits in eligible organisations which have arisen in the 2021-22 financial year because of COVID.

Applications closed on Friday 28 January.

Sport NI - COVID Recovery Programme for Sports Organisations

This funding is aimed at reducing or removing operating deficits in eligible sports organisations which have arisen in the 2021-22 financial year because of the COVID pandemic.

Applications closed on Friday 28 January.

National Lottery Heritage Fund - Covid Recovery Programme for Heritage Organisations

This funding scheme is open to not-for-profit heritage organisations operating in Northern Ireland. Organisations that work with all types of heritage are eligible to apply - from built to natural heritage, and those that preserve objects, stories or species.

Applications closed on Friday 21 January.

For grant support for individuals working in the heritage sector see the Covid Recovery Programme for Heritage Individuals.

Glór na nGael - COVID Recovery Programme for Irish Language Organisations

Funding to assist Irish language community groups who have suffered financially as a result of the pandemic in rebuilding for the future, with the aim of returning to a full program of services and activities.

Applications closed on Friday 28 January.

Ulster-Scots Agency - Covid Recovery Programme for Ulster-Scots Organisations

This funding programme is open to Ulster-Scots organisations across Northern Ireland, to alleviate the significant financial pressures they face and help them to get back up and running again.

Applications closed on Friday 28 January.

Community Finance Ireland - COVID Recovery Programme for Charities & Social Enterprises

This scheme will support eligible charities and social enterprises which have been negatively affected by the pandemic and which have a financial operating deficit during 2021-22 which is attributable to COVID.

Applications closed on Friday 28 January.


First published 6 January 2022