Production Growth Fund

Support provided by Screen Scotland

What does this involve?

The Production Growth Fund provides support for live-action and animated features and live-action and animated high-end television drama series that:

  • create employment opportunities for Scottish crews
  • use production facilities companies based in Scotland
  • provide co-production opportunities for producers based in Scotland
  • deliver a direct and significant economic benefit to the screen production sector in Scotland

You can apply for a grant towards the production costs of a project if it will be shot and/or post-produced wholly or partially in Scotland.

Awards are likely to range from £200,000 up to a maximum of £500,000. Awards will be in the form of a non-repayable grant.

The ratio of the Estimated Scottish Spend to the level of funding requested should be a minimum of 8:1.

Am I eligible?

Producers based within and outside Scotland can apply if you are able to demonstrate that by accessing the Production Growth Fund, you will secure major production and/or post-production expenditure within Scotland. This could mean employing cast and crew based in Scotland and/or using Scotland-based production facilities companies, thereby significantly increasing the economic benefit to Scotland.


What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Producers based within and outside Scotland.

If you are a producer based outside Scotland, the attachment of a co-producer based in Scotland could enhance the overall benefits for Scotland.

How long does this take?

The application decision may take up to 12 weeks. Production (including pre-production) cannot start before an award decision is made.

Important information

You will be required to provide a fully detailed breakdown of your Estimated Scottish Spend in the form of an Estimated Scottish Spend Budget.

The ratio of the Estimated Scottish Spend to the level of funding requested should be a minimum of 8:1.

Next steps

Visit the Screen Scotland website to read application guidelines and complete an application form.

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