Our website uses cookies. See our cookies page for information about them and how you can remove or block them. Click here to opt in to our cookies

Screen Funding

For Those in Peril - Paul Wright (photo: Agatha A Nitecka)

About the Programme

In October 2014 we published Creative Scotland’s Film Strategy 2014-17 (PDF), Creative Scotland On Screen, which identifies our priorities for film over the next three years. Working with industry and public partners, the ambition envisaged by the Strategy is to generate the conditions necessary to position the film sector at the heart of Scotland's economic and cultural life and to achieve the ambitions set out in Creative Scotland’s ten-year Strategic Plan in the context of film. 

There are four funds within the programme: 

  • Film Funding
  • UK Film, High-End TV and Animation Tax Credit Advance Facility
  • Production Growth Fund
  • Screen Skills Fund Scotland

Film Funding

Film Funding has an allocation of £4m for the period 2015-16 and there are five routes for funding:

  • Market and Festival Attendance 
  • Single Project Development Funding
  • Production Funding 
  • Distribution and Exhibition Funding
  • Slate Development Funding (applications for this funding closed in May 2015)

Read the Film Funding Guidance (PDF) and download the application form (Word).

UK Film, High-End TV and Animation Tax Credit Advance Facility

The UK Film, High-End TV and Animation Tax Credit Advance Facility is a fund of £2,000,000 for the period 2015-16. It is available for producers as an advance payment facility against receipt of the UK Film, High-End TV and Animation Tax Credits. Its purpose is to assist producers move their projects into production by securing this element of financing and enable them to use a greater proportion of the UK Tax Credit on the creative realisation of their projects. 

Read the UK Tax Credit Advance Facility Guidance (PDF) and download the application form (Word).

Production Growth Fund

The Production Growth Fund has an allocation of £750,000 for the period 2015-16 and is available to qualifying productions in the form of a non-recoupable grant. Its purpose is to help grow the screen production sector, create employment opportunities for Scottish-based crew, encourage the use of Scottish-based production facilities companies and deliver a direct and significant economic benefit to Scotland.

Read the Production Growth Fund Guidance (PDF) and download the application form (Word).

Screen Skills Fund Scotland

The Screen Skills Fund Scotland has an allocation of £1,000,000 for the period 2015-16 to support programmes and initiatives, in partnership with industry and other public bodies. This fund is now closed to applications. See a list of programmes which have been supported by this fund.

Application Process

If you are interested in applying to any of the funding routes within this programme, please read the appropriate guidance in full.

If you are unsure about which funding route to apply to or if you would like additional guidance, please contact the Enquiries Service on 0845 603 6000 (10am-12pm & 2-4pm Mon – Fri. Please leave a voicemail outwith these hours) or email enquiries@creativescotland.com. 

Downloads 

Film Funding Guidance 2015-16

Download the guidelines in PDF format

Film Funding Application Form 2015-16

Download the application form in MS Word format

UK Tax Credit Advance Facility Guidance 2015-16

Download guidelines in PDF format

UK Tax Credit Advance Facility Application Form 2015-16

Download the application form in MS Word format

Production Growth Fund Guidance 2015-2016

Download guidelines in PDF format.

Production Growth Fund Application Form 2015-16

Download the application form in MS Word format.