Coronavirus Hardship Grants and Professional Resources

The current coronavirus pandemic is causing unprecedented disruption to the arts, and the most vulnerable workers are often the artists and creatives themselves. Resources are popping up everywhere, and we are curating a regularly updated list of the most useful resources and best advice that we can find, along with all the grants that we are aware of. Check in weekly for new content.


Arts Support

Arts Council’s £20,000,000 hardship fund

Arts Minds – Supporting mental health

BBC/Arts Council’s Culture In Quarantine fund for new works

The Craft Council’s Covid Resource App

a-n’s Information and Guidance

Arts Professional’s CovidCulture Resource Page

GRANTfinder’s Coronavirus resource page


Film and TV

BFI/Netflix Hardship Fund

Equity’s Guide

Film + TV Charity’s Resource Guide



Association of Independent Music FAQ

Help Musicians’ Financial Hardship Fund

Musician’s Union Hardship Fund

Spotify’s Music Relief

Young Classical Artists Trust hardship fund


Equity’s Guide

The Royal Theatrical Fund



Writer’s Guild Hardship Fund

Author’s Emergency Fund


Disabled Arts Workers

Disability Arts Online Commission Fund

Resources and information for disabled freelancers and artists compiled by Unlimited


Regional Support

Creative Cardiff’s resource and support page

Creative Scotland’s Advice and Support

Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund

Cheshire Community Foundation

City Bridge Trust, London

Community Foundation, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

Cornwall Community Foundation

Coventry City of Culture Fund

Cumbria Community Foundation

Foundation Derbyshire’s Coronavirus Fund

Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund

Essex Community Foundation

Gloucestershire Community Foundation

Heart of England Community Foundation (Coventry and Warwickshire)

Kent Community Foundation

Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation

Milton Keynes Community Foundation

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

Quartet Community Foundation (Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire)

Steve Morgan Foundation (North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Shropshire)

Community Foundation for Surrey

Two Ridings Community Foundation (York, North Yorkshire, the East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull)