Creative Society is delighted to have been awarded a grant through the DCMS Culture Recovery Fund. It has been a difficult year for our sector, but the work that we do has never been more vital. Our sector has been hit hard by Covid-19 and many cultural institutions have been forced to pause their work and close their doors. Creative Society has always provided a nurturing space for young people from diverse backgrounds to connect with industry and get meaningful advice to enable them to enter the workforce. Young people need this support more than ever before. We have continued to support young people affected by this throughout these challenging times through our one-to-one mentoring and our weekly drop-in surgeries with Create Jobs. Thanks to the Culture Recovery Fund, we can now start to regrow our Creative Job Studio work from seed, testing new ways of working that are fit for our new landscape, enabling us to sew new ideas and find and nurture the best talent to ensure that culture and creativity continue to thrive.