The purpose of this fund is to support activity that will help studio and creative workspace providers reduce occupancy costs for artists, makers and other creative tenants. This might include:
Helping to maintain and run studios and buildings – so that occupancy costs can be reduced e.g. through assistance with rent, utilities, insurance and maintenance costs etc.
Providing hardship grants to creative tenants to help them afford space to work during and after the crisis
Helping to secure reductions in running costs eg negotiating a rental discount with landlord or a break in mortgage payments