Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers

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What does this involve?

The Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers is re-opening at 2pm on Tuesday 2 March 2021.

The Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers, including the Screen Hardship Fund, will re-open for applications at 2pm on Tuesday 2 March 2021, and close at 2pm on Tuesday 22 March 2021.

There will be a total of £9 million of Scottish Government funding available.

The fund will be open to both new and previous applicants to apply for up to £2,000 through the online application portal.

Full fund guidance, including edibility criteria, will be available from 2pm on Tuesday 2 March 2021.

Funding is available to support creative freelancers working in Scotland who are experiencing immediate financial hardship due to loss of income as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Immediate financial hardship means an inability to meet essential costs at the present time.

Am I eligible?

Please refer to the fund guidance for full details on eligibility, which will be available on Tuesday 2 March.

 

What does this cost?

It is free to apply.

Who is this for?

These funds are to support freelance creative professionals working in the arts and creative sector in Scotland. It is specifically for those who are experiencing immediate financial difficulty due to the loss of income as a result of Covid-19.

These roles include those whose work has direct creative outcomes as well as those who directly support the making and presentation of creative work.

How long does this take?

The funds are offered on a non-competitive basis and ask for minimal information, so awards can be made as quickly as possible.

If you have applied to the fund you can expect to get your decision within 6 weeks of the date of submission.

If you have been waiting longer than 6 weeks for your decision, please contact enquiries@creativescotland.com

Important information

The Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers including the Screen Hardship Fund, will re-open for applications at 2pm on Tuesday 2 March 2021, and close at 2pm on Tuesday 22 March 2021.

Next steps

Visit the Creative Scotland site for further information and to download the fund guidance, FAQs and step-by-step application guide.

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