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.
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 […]
We know that this is a difficult and testing time for a lot of our Members. We’re pleased to let you know that we’ve engaged Owen O’Leary of Oh Really Creative to offer free ad hoc advice to FST Members
Evidence on the Government’s Coronavirus Fiancial Package, submitted on 23 March.
A letter from the Federation of Scottish Theatre seeking Mr Jack’s support in influencing the UK Government to provide support for freelance workers during the Covid-19 – dated 23 March 2020.
On 20 March, FST wrote a letter to Cabinet Secretary to highlight significant concerns across the theatre and dance sectors in Scotland about the impact of COVID-19 following the UK and Scottish Government’s decision to restrict public gatherings.
The Wellness Society has this free, downloadable Coronovirus Anxiety Workbook, which covers the following subjects: Planning Your Information Diet My Spheres of Influence Worksheet Practical Wisdom for Tolerating Uncertainty Reducing Anxiety With Thought Challenging Reducing Anxiety Through Distraction Activities Starting a Planning Practice Starting a Daily Gratitude Practice Starting a Daily Breathing Practice Improving the […]
This safeguarding resource has been created by Company Three, which exists to provide teenagers with connection, support and a space to express themselves. All their work is developed through long-term collaboration with our 75 members aged 11-19. Additionally, there are links to other resources created by youth theatres across the country. The safeguarding resource includes: […]