The network for trade,
training and development
HARDSHIP FUND FOR CREATIVE FREELANCERS. Fund
Guidance will be published on 22 October and applications are
invited from noon on Monday 26 October. The Society of Authors has
been been confirmed as one of the partners to assist Creative
Scotland in the delivery of the Scottish Government's £5million
Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers. (15 October 2020)
THE CULTURE ORGANISATIONS AND VENUES RECOVERY
FUND. This £15m fund administered by Creative Scotland will
close for applications at noon on Thursday 24 September 2020. (17
The COVID-19 Pulse Check Report:
The Impact of COVID-19 on the UK Publishing
Industry published on 24 July 2020, provides a snapshot of
the current state of the industry.
£1.57 billion support package for cultural and
These new funds announced by the UK Government
include an extra £97 million for Scotland. (5 July 2020)
Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs
PUBLISHING SCOTLAND'S SUBMISSION to the
Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee of the
Scottish Parliament in response to its call for views on the impact
of Covid-19 on Scotland's culture and tourism sectors. (June
Authors. Authors Emergency Fund to help support
authors impacted financially by the growing health crisis.
See also Society of Authors response.
BBC Culture in Quarantine Programme
announced (25 March)
Booksellers. Booksellers Association advice and resources for
Bookshops. Find out what your local bookshop is
doing to serve their communities on our Bookshop Information page on
Trade Charity (BTBS) Support includes a free helpline providing practical and emotional
support to employees whose employer has registered.
Covid-19 update - consequences for
Creative Europe programme and related activities.
Independent Publishers Guild. Covid-19: how IPG members are responding
Publishers Association. Resources - Coronavirus.