AIF

AIF statement on today's Culture Recovery Fund results

71% of AIF members who applied for a CRF grant in round one have been offered funding.

London, 12th October 2020

A statement from AIF CEO Paul Reed on today’s Culture Recovery Fund results:
“We warmly welcome this intervention from Government and the results of the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund. 71% of AIF members who applied for a CRF grant in round one have been offered funding and it’s nothing short of a lifeline for those who have been successful. We thank DCMS and Arts Council England for this support, which amounts to almost £4.5m into the independent festival sector across our membership. This will have a hugely positive impact on the survival of these businesses. We are pleased that we were able to work positively with DCMS officials to ensure that festival organisers were eligible for the fund and they should be praised for their diligence in supporting the sector. We’re also aware that not all independent festivals had good news today and not all received funding. We’ll continue to support, represent and fight for our membership throughout this crisis.”
Note for journalists: 71% (22/31) of AIF applications for round one of the CRF were successful, with total allocated funding equalling £4,461,976. Grants ranged from £50,000 – £783,939.
AIF

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) is the UK's leading non-profit festival trade association. Created to represent and empower independent festivals.