The purpose of the fund is to
assist Scottish-based book
publishers to develop their
digital offering and skills through access to marketing
opportunities, events, training and consultancies.
Round 1 of the Go Digital Fund 2021 has supported 11
Scottish publishers to the amount of
£14,141 with the development of digital
initiatives; ranging from new video functionality and ecommerce
function on company websites, bespoke training, purchase of
equipment, consultancy and digital marketing boosts.
There will be another round of the fund
in winter 2021.
For enquiries about the fund, contact our Member Services
Manager Lucy Feather.
About the Fund
The Go-Digital fund supports Scottish-based book publishers in
bringing their books to a new digital audience. It's administered
by Publishing Scotland with the help of funding from Creative
The costs that will normally be funded are:
- For digital marketing purposes
- For the services of a specialist/consultant
- For attending a digital event or conference
- For equipment and software necessary in supporting the digital
- For attending a training course, or arranging an in-house
training course on a digital theme
Publishers can claim costs up to a maximum of
£1,500 per company.
CRITERIA FOR AWARDS
- As with any Creative Scotland funding, the quality of your
publishing programme is important.
- Financial need.
- Type of publishing - priority will normally be given to
publishers of fiction, children's books, poetry, and selected
non-fiction (normally of a cultural nature) but other types of
publishing will be considered.
- Your company must be substantially based in Scotland.
- Self-publishers and publishing services companies are not
You may also be eligible for these
Scottish Government funds and loans:
The DigitalBoost Development Grant is funded
by The Scottish Government to help businesses become more
competitive, productive, resilient and drive forward Scotland's
economic recovery. Launched on 24 August 2021 the closing date
was 21 December 2021 but the response to the grant has
been exceptional and registration for grant applications is
currently closed. To complete an expression of interest in any
future DigitalBoost Development Grant funding please complete the
Digital Development Loan
Scottish limited companies, sole traders and partnerships who
have been trading for more than 6 months are eligible to apply for
a Digital Development Loan (created by the Scottish Government to
provide loans to those looking to improve their digital
capabilities). Interest free, unsecured business loans from
£5,000 to £100,000 are available with up to 5 years repayment. To
check eligibility and to apply, see the Digital
Development Loan website.