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19 April 2021

Book sector and creative Industries

HARDSHIP FUND FOR CREATIVE FREELANCERS. Fund Guidance was 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. (22 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 September 2020)

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 heritage organisations
These new funds announced by the UK Government include an extra £97 million for Scotland. (5 July 2020)

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee
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 2020)

Authors.  Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers and Authors Emergency Fund to help support authors impacted financially by the growing health crisis. 

BBC Culture in Quarantine Programme announced (25 March)

Booksellers. Booksellers Association advice and resources for its members.

Bookshops. Find out what your local bookshop is doing to serve their communities on our Bookshop Information page on

The Book Trade Charity (BTBS)  Support includes a free helpline providing practical and emotional support to employees whose employer has registered.

Creative Edinburgh

Creative Europe  Covid-19 update - consequences for Creative Europe programme and related activities.

Independent Publishers GuildCovid-19: how IPG members are responding (blog).

Publishers Association. Resources - Coronavirus.