Coronavirus resources – Greater London Authority

For AIM members in London only, the Greater London Authority has a grant fund available, plus is keen to hear from any London museums in distress.

London Community Response Fund Wave 2

Note – applications are currently paused.

See more on the London Community Response Fund here.

Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for Delivering Differently to enable organisations to change the way they deliver their work to ensure it continues to meet the needs of communities, from switching to digital channels to redeploying staff to boosting capacity at a time of increased demand.

For arts and culture organisations, the Greater London Authority is particularly keen to fund work that:

  • Enables groups to navigate government support to the sector (including support for venues, or support to freelance or furloughed staff)
  • Supports the move to delivering projects via digital channels (including where this could open up new revenue streams, or where advice is needed to protect creative content being delivered in new ways, or where wider outcomes such as positive contributions to people’s health can be met through new channels)
  • Ensures groups who are hardest hit during this period of uncertainty (for example the LGBT+ sector, or Deaf and disabled people) are supported to create safe spaces on line for people to engage with arts and culture, reduce isolation and engage in creative activities, and are able to re-emerge at the end of the crisis period, and/or
  • Enables the next generation of creatives to stay engaged in the sector through preparing work that can be delivered in new ways, or that creates a pipeline of activity for beyond the crisis.

Register with London Culture at Risk Office

The Mayor established the Culture at Risk Office in 2016 to safeguard London’s cultural life and to support organisations, venues and people across the creative sector. Over the past four years, it has taken on more than 350 cases, including pubs, clubs, LGBTQ+ venues, grassroots live music venues, artist workspaces, independent museums, and more. It applies a wide range of innovative and tailored approaches to help London’s culture to not just survive, but thrive.

If your organisation is currently under threat please register with the Culture at Risk office.