The Process

Regular Funding Process

Regular Funding opened for application on 9 April 2014 with a deadline for submission of 7 July and the portfolio of organisations announced on 30 October. This was an open call for applications, followed by a two-stage decision making process.

How it worked 


    In stage one: all applications were assessed individually against published criteria by staff with the appropriate art-form or specialism knowledge, by finance staff and in detail by art form teams.

    In stage two: those applications recommended from stage one were then discussed in detail by the senior team at Creative Scotland, including art form leads, with the aim of building as balanced a portfolio as possible of Regularly Funded Organisations across different areas of practice, geography, organisational scale, and diversity.

    The recommended portfolio was then presented to the Creative Scotland Board for final approval.

    Each application was considered by 30 different people across the decision making process including our specialist officers, finance team, art form leads and teams, and the Board.

    Downloads and more information 

    Regular Funding Post Application FAQs

    A collection of frequently asked questions relating to regular funding.

    Regular Funding Programme 2015-18 - Equality Impact Assessment

    View and download the Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) in PDF format.

    Regular Funding Guidance 2015-18

    Download the Regular Funding guidance in pdf format.