10 August YFF news update

News this week includes:

  • Carnegie UK Trust has published its perspective on the medium term recovery from Covid-19. Building Back for the Better, drawing on Carnegie’s research, policy and practice development on wellbeing, makes six propositions including resetting the relationship between the state and citizens, remodelling the relationship with work, and building financial resilience. Read more here.
  • New recommendations have been developed for funders integrating a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) lens to civil society funding as part of Covid-19 efforts. The 14 principles were developed by the Covid-19 equity and inclusion working group convened by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and sector bodies with input from funders and umbrella organisations representing groups highly impacted by Covid-19, and are based on a rights-based approach. Find out more here.
  • National Lottery Heritage Fund is accepting applications for the £92 million Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage, which is aimed at helping heritage organisations to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The new Fund is part of the wider £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund announced by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden. The Fund offers grants from £10,000 to £3 million and the deadline is 17 August; please share with your networks and see details here.
  • The Chartered Institute of Fundraising (working with its Cultural Sector Network and Arts Council England funded RAISE programmes) and The University of Sheffield have launched a research project to understand the impact of Covid-19 on arts and cultural fundraising. They’re asking for views from arts and cultural fundraisers, as well as information on organisation’s strategic decisions and income and the answers will help guide future support for the sector as well as be used to inform government decisions. Please forward the survey linkhttps://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RG68SFZ onto any relevant arts and culture organisations to complete this week as the deadline is Friday 14th