Health and Safety Capital Programme
Mindful of the serious impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on this already fragile sector, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, with support from the Department for Communities, invites applications from small to medium scale organisations in the cultural sector. The request for funding should be specific to covering any Covid-19 works or purchases required in order for your organisation to become functional again.
Who can apply?
The Arts Council welcomes applications from the widest possible range of organisations and in particular from applicants whose projects benefit individuals categorised under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. In addition, in order to be eligible to apply to this programme, please note the following:
You do not have to be primarily an arts organisation, (for example, community groups may apply to the scheme), however, the purpose of the requested equipment or minor works must be clearly focussed on the arts.
• Local authorities are eligible to apply but they are a low priority.
• Registered charities and other fully constituted organisations which cannot distribute a profit are eligible to apply.
• Commercial organisations can only apply for support if the equipment /minor works is primarily for the benefit of the public rather than their own commercial interests.
• If your organisation has a limited membership you must show that the equipment/minor works will benefit the wider public.
• Groups of organisations (consortia) working together to deliver specific projects may apply.
Who Cannot Apply?
• Broadcasters (excluding community service broadcasters)
• Central Government Departments
• Bands seeking musical instruments (the Arts Council has a separate Musical Instruments for Bands programme.)
• Schools, Colleges and Universities
• Organisations who are in breach of the terms of previous ACNI grant awards.
See link below for further details.