The Lambeth Local Economy Hardship Fund will provide £4.2m in grant support over 370 organisations, including independent hospitality businesses such as restaurants, pubs, cafes, clubs and music venues, cultural organisations, charities, market traders and businesses in shared workspaces.
Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 will be available to a range of badly hit businesses, charities and not-for-profit organisations to support their chances of survival and recovery.
The fund has four different categories:
- Independent Hospitality Fund
- Arts and Culture at Risk Fund
- Charitable Organisations Fund
- Shared Workspaces and Market Traders Fund.
More information on each category can be found below. Click the titles to expand.
Independent Hospitality Fund
Arts and Culture at Risk Fund
This fund is open to not-for-profit arts and culture organisations (including charities and social enterprises), that are at risk and have a strong track record of providing opportunity and support to residents experiencing inequality in the borough. It will also provide grants to not-for-profit workspace providers that are supporting other creative organisations and artists; and are not already benefiting from rent relief support from the council.
Many organisations in our arts and cultural sector operate by bringing people together in physical spaces and will suffer from prolonged social distancing. This fund will support these organisations who will struggle to recover so that they can, in time, continue supporting our wider economy and residents. We will also support those not-for-profit workspace providers that are supporting other creative organisations and artists and other creative organisations; as these spaces will be vital for our recovery. Reflecting the borough’s diverse cultural sector, the council will be ensuring that at least 40% of organisations benefiting will be BAME or female led.
Get in touch
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
Charitable Organisations Fund
Charities who are eligible for this have been identified through our business rates database and have been contacted directly by the council to complete an application form.