Creative Scotland today opened applications for the Culture Organisations and Venues Fund. The total budget for this fund is £15 million and funding comes from the Scottish Government’s £59 million COVID-19 Emergency Funding commitment for Culture and Heritage. The fund aims to provide emergency support to organisations that provide opportunities for cultural engagement and have been unable to trade due to the impact of Covid-19.
Its primary aim is to protect jobs and to support the sustainability of organisations threatened by insolvency in the short to medium term. Applicants can apply for between £10k – £150k and up to £250k on an exceptional basis (see pg 7 of the Creative Scotland guidance document for more information).
All applications will be made via the online application portal.
The applications deadline is Thursday 24 September, 12 noon.
For full details on how to apply, and to download the CS guidance documentation click the button below.
Key dates for this fund
|Thursday 10 September 2020||Publication of fund guidance, application questions, and required additional information|
|Thursday 17 September 2020, 12 noon||Online application portal goes live|
|Thursday 24 September 2020, 12 noon||Deadline for Applications|
|September & October 2020||Assessments will take place|
|Early November 2020||Applicants will be informed of decisions|