Covid Continuity Fund for Culture

Find out how the COVID Continuity Fund for Culture (CCFC) can support safe practice and new ways of working for cultural and creative organisations.

About the fund

The Covid Continuity Fund for Culture (CCFC) offered by Suffolk County Council is a grant fund totalling £370,000.

The purpose of the fund is to support cultural and creative organisations to resume their previous activities safely, and / or to support them to transition to new ways of working.

The fund offers grants of between £3,000 and £30,000. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the amount that is required rather than develop bids around the maximum award.

Please note that this funding is not intended to replace lost income / hardship experienced by cultural and creative organisation as a result of the pandemic, although it can be used to help you resume activities suspended due to Covid. Consideration will be given to retrospective funding back dated to 1st April 2021; however this will not be a key priority for the programme.

Who can apply

All 'not for profit' cultural and creative organisations and groups who are based in Suffolk are eligible to apply. This includes charities, community interest groups and social enterprises.

Please read the application guidance carefully before you apply.

What the fund supports

There are four headline priorities for the fund. Please refer to the application guidance for a breakdown of what is included under each priority.

  1. Supporting organisations to operate safely and effectively
  2. Covid future proofing; contributing to organisational resilience
  3. Encouraging experimentation and support for piloting new activity such as outdoor and digital
  4. Engaging with people disproportionately affected by the pandemic and / or at greater risk of Covid.

Application process

Grants will be awarded on an ongoing, rolling basis. The review panel of Suffolk County Council Officers will aim to meet fortnightly, meaning that organisations can apply at any time after the fund has opened. We do however advise you to apply as soon as possible, as the grant programme will close when funding is fully allocated.

Contact Us

If you require any further advice or support with any element of this application, please get in touch by emailing ccfc@suffolk.gov.uk or by calling 07922 383780.

CCFC Application Form

CCFC Application Guidance

CCFC Monitoring Form