Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund Round 2

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What does this involve?

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced on Friday 11 May 2021 that the Scottish Government would deliver a second round of the Cultural Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund. The purpose of this fund is to offer further support to Round 1 recipients and also to help eligible organisations that didn’t receive funding in the first round. The Scottish Government has made available £25 million for a second round of this fund as well as the Performing Venues Relief Fund.

The fund is intended to support organisations which are vital to the cultural life of Scotland, but which need financial support to prevent insolvency and/or significant job losses due to COVID-19.

Am I eligible?

Who can apply?

1. Cultural organisations and venues that were awarded funding in Round 1 of this fund, have complied with their funding agreement, and require further funding to help prevent insolvency and/or significant job losses.

2. Other cultural organisations and venues which are eligible but either did not previously apply, or did not receive funding in Round 1, and now require funding to help prevent insolvency and/or significant job losses.

Please visit the Creative Scotland website and download the guidance document for full details on eligibility.

What does this cost?

It is free to apply.

Who is this for?

Organisations and venues which play a vital role in Scotland's cultural life.

How long does this take?

Fund timeline:

  • Guidance published – Thursday 10 June 2021
  • Applications open – 2pm on Thursday 17 June 2021
  • Application deadline – 12 noon on Thursday 24 June 2021
  • Emergency advance payments – from Thursday 1 July 2021
  • Decisions – end of July 2021
  • Contracting and payment – end of July/early August 2021

Important information

How to apply

Applications should be made through the online application portal. The application portal link will be available on the Creative Scotland website from 2pm on Thursday 17 June 2021. 

Next steps

Visit the Creative Scotland website to read the full application guidance and complete an application form.

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