The updates in this section are compiled from information released by the Scottish Government during the COVID-19 pandemic. They offer a summary of recent key announcements and signposting to relevant sources of further information.
This section aims to offer a collated source of COVID-19 resources, news, publications, and signposting from both government and funding bodies, as well as across our sector.
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In this section, you can find a selection of resources and signposting to key information relating to the UK Government’s COVID-19 response and recent updates. The UK Government has full responsibility for the current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self Employed Income Support Scheme, for guidelines relating to devolved matters please visit our Scottish Government updates.
This update from Turcan Connell relates specifically to registered charities and their trustees.
Links to resources from Arts&Business Scotland, Anderson Strathern, Scott-Moncrieff and Money Saving Expert.
Letter written by Theatre NI, UK Theatre, SOLT, Creu Cymru, National Theatre of Wales and Federation of Scottish Theatre to UK Parliaments that represent culture both in government and their shadows. Dated 26 March 2020.
The UK Government has published guidance for employers and employees on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. We are pleased to report that Scottish Government and Creative Scotland have confirmed that arts organisations ARE ABLE to apply for this funding, which is available to support full and part time staff, staff on agency contracts and staff on flexible or zero-hours contracts. The […]
Law At Work (LAW) offer a number of free resources and advice packages to Employers who would like to receive some help in navigating employment law during the Covid-19 pandemic. LAW are also offering 3-month or 12-month contracts for support on employment law and health & safety. These contracts enable employers to receive bespoke advice on their specific […]
Andonella Thomson, a coach, trainer, motivator and mentor at Kingscavil Consulting, who is also going to run the next FST Mentoring Programme, put together a great list of tips and suggestions that will make working from home easier: There are loads of emails coming in about what companies are doing to be extra vigilant. Are you […]
Creative Entrepreneurs Club removed the member fee from their online platform in order to offer the wider creative community a place to organise work and provide support around mental health, advice, and more. Check out their website here: https://creativeentrepreneursclub.co.uk/ You can follow an FST Member, Sandy Thomson, who’s been gathering a wide range of advice for this […]
A generous offer of help for theatre freelancers comes from Michael John O’Neil: he is a producer & dramaturg w/ experience in fundraising, artist/project development, project management, script reading etc. Every Monday he is working 10am – 6pm on other people’s projects, without charge:
The Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF) is a £20m emergency fund for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations working in Scotland. The fund will support organisations that already deliver services and products but find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The primary intention of the fund is to […]
Creative Scotland have pulled together an A-Z of funding and resources available to those in the creative community, who have been affected by Coronavirus: https://www.creativescotland.com/resources/professional-resources/covid-19-directory
This list has been prepared by one of FST Members, Independent Arts Projects. It is a comprehensive list of links to sources on Covid-19, wellbeing, funds and support organisations:
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) prepared a number of guidelines and sources of information: SCVO is managing the COVID-19 third sector information hub that will be constantly updated. SCVO has set up a COVID-19 Stakeholder Network – they will provide regular updates to other organisations and bodies who can cascade information to their members, networks and contacts. Partners and […]