Emergency funds open 17 to 24 June
10 June 2021
On Thursday 10 June 2021, Creative Scotland announced details of £25m
additional emergency funds to help cultural
organisations and venues prevent insolvency or significant job
losses due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. This
funding was confirmed by the Scottish Government on 2 June.
£13m will be made available through a further round of Creative
Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery
Fund and £12m through a further round of
Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund.
Both funds will be open to previous recipients of funding from the
first round who are in need of further emergency support and new
applicants that were eligible for the first round who are now in
need of emergency support.
Both funds will also include an option for urgent payment of a
proportion of the emergency funding being applied for, to support
any organisations who are at immediate risk of insolvency.
Full guidance has been published, the funds will open for
applications on 17 June and close for applications on 24 June. Any
urgent emergency payments to mitigate risk of immediate insolvency
will be made from 1 July, with further payments being made from the
end of July, following full assessment.