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Covid Recovery Programme Employment and Skills Initiative

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Covid Recovery Programme Employment and Skills Initiative

The initiative makes money available to the Arts, Heritage, Creative Industries, Sports and Voluntary and Community sectors to fund the salaries and associated costs of new entry level employment opportunities and host organisations’ support costs in Not for Profit organisations for those of working age (18 years+) for three years.

The scheme also aims to provide funding for training and upskilling of existing employees in key roles within the affected sectors, in an effort to incentivise staff to remain in and develop their career in these sectors and assist the sectors to fully recover from the impacts of the pandemic.

The delivery partners who will deliver the scheme are:

Future Screens NI(external link opens in a new window / tab),(external link opens in a new window / tab) working in partnership with the Arts Council, is inviting applications from arts organisations.

Heritage Fund(external link opens in a new window / tab) (support for Heritage Organisations)

What funding is available?

Organisations can apply for £50,000 – £100,000 to fund one role over three years. Priority will be given to roles that can become sustainable in the long term.

Find out more and apply

Interested organisations can sign up to an applicant support webinar – with a chance to ask questions – taking place on Thursday 3 February 2022 at 11am. Any FAQs will be made available through the funding guidance shortly after.

Organisations have from Monday 31 January until noon on 17 February 2022 to submit applications.

The Rank Foundation(external link opens in a new window / tab) (support for Voluntary and Community Sector AND Sport organisations)

The BBCworking in partnership with NI Screen(external link opens in a new window / tab), will be working with partners to recruit aspiring new entrants to the creative industries. Further information on an exciting new scheme to help individuals join the Creative Industries will be announced soon by BBC Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen.

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