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23 June 2021

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 Scotland's  Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund and £12m through a further round of the  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.