Cultural Recovery Fund

Thurrock Council has been awarded funding from the Cultural Recovery Fund to support the work of the Thameside Theatre as part of a programme of resuming arts and cultural activities in a safe and enjoyable way as we emerge from COVID restrictions.  Some of that funding has been allocated to a small grants programme where individuals, groups and organisations can apply for a grant to support a range of arts, cultural and heritage events across the borough that bring people together and help promote and support the work of the theatre.

Arts, culture and creativity have an important part to play in improving individual and community well-being.  Activities should therefore contribute to the well-being of individuals and the wider community, bringing people together again in a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment.

Thurrock CVS is administering grants available from the Cultural Recovery Fund on behalf of Thurrock Council.  The funding is available to support live, creative activities that use the arts, culture and heritage in Thurrock, to:

  • help build strong and well-connected communities
  • support the delivery of arts and cultural activity in venues, open spaces and community settings across Thurrock
  • support the work of the Thameside Theatre,  develop demand for arts and cultural activities and rebuild  confidence post COVID

The fund offers 3 months funding for projects that are either Thurrock-wide or neighbourhood-based for delivery during the August summer holidays.

Cultural Recovery Fund

The fund is now open for applications.  There is up to £13,500 available to support activity across Thurrock. Each application can be for a maximum of £5,000. 

Projects can use any art form, including – but not limited to – dance, visual arts, video, drama and music.

Any artwork and intellectual property created using the funding will belong to the individual or group that submitted the application.

We will ask for monitoring information, including screenshots or digital responses that could help to support future funding applications and/or develop case studies that can be used for the Creative People and Places application.  Images and information will be credited to the relevant artist or group.

How to apply

The application process has 1 stage:

  • Stage 1, full application – applicants will be asked to complete and submit a simple application form with an optional supporting attachment (e.g. 2 minute video, drawing, image etc) by 18th June 2021 which will be shortlisted by a panel w/c 28th June 2021 before decisions on funding are announced w/c 5th July 2020

Thurrock CVS is a registered Charity No: 1090253 Company Registered in England No: 4300967