Funding and Development Programme Deadlines

Below is a list of funding and development programmes from Creative Scotland, Screen Scotland and our Partner organisations, along with their deadline for applications.

Creative Scotland and Screen Scotland

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Multi-Year Funding

Multi-Year Funding will replace RFO/Regular Funding and will open for applications in Summer 2023. For a full update on the timeline and application process, published May 2023, click on the Multi-Year Funding link above.

Creative Scotland

Stage 2 guidance for applicants update published: Wednesday 17 January 2024

Applicants informed of Stage 1 decisions: By end Febraury 2024 

Portal opens for Stage 2 applications:  2pm, Wednesday 6 March 2024

PGF Project Post - Production Growth Fund/Post-Production Pilot Programme

A new strand of the Production Growth Fund open to applications from productions that are considering working with Scotland-based post-production facilities on post and VFX work.

Screen Scotland

Ongoing

National Lottery Open Fund for Organisations

This fund supports organisations seeking funding of up to £100k for creative activity, projects and programmes lasting up to 18 months.

Creative Scotland

Ongoing

Open Fund for Individuals

The Open Fund for Individuals is one of Creative Scotland’s key funding programmes, supporting the wide range of activity initiated by artists, writers, producers and other creative practitioners in Scotland.

Creative Scotland

Ongoing

Distribution Fund

This fund supports the distribution of Scottish feature films with the potential to have a strong cultural impact within Scotland.

Screen Scotland

Ongoing

Screen Education Fund

This fund is designed to develop increased capabilities in screen education and supports programmes of work with the potential to achieve these outcomes.

Screen Scotland

Ongoing

Film Development and Production Fund

This fund exists to offer development and production funding for feature length films and documentaries being made by filmmakers based in Scotland.

Screen Scotland

Ongoing

Broadcast Content Fund

Development and production funding for broadcast projects by eligible Scottish production companies.

Screen Scotland

Ongoing

Production Growth Fund

This fund offers support for large scale productions to film in Scotland, utilising crew, locations and facilities based here.

Screen Scotland

Ongoing

Professional Development Fund

This fund supports individuals working in film and television to access training, mentoring and other professional development activity, nationally and internationally.

Screen Scotland

Ongoing

Market and Festival Attendance Fund

Funding to help screenwriters, producers and directors attend key festivals and film markets.

Screen Scotland

Ongoing

Partners

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Kickstarter Forward Funds

Creative Scotland has set up a £50,000 fund with backing from The National Lottery, as part of the Forward Funds program to support Scotland-based creators running Kickstarter projects.

Kickstarter Ongoing

Awards for All

In partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund, Creative Scotland and Sports Scotland, Awards for All provides funds of between £300 and £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.

National Lottery Community Fund

Ongoing

Author International Travel Fund

Open throughout the year, our Author International Travel Fund is available to Scottish writers who have been invited overseas to promote their work.

Scottish Books International

Ongoing

MusicPlus+

MusicPlus+ is a free mentoring scheme for 14-19 year olds in Scotland. It aims to provide one to one experience with music industry professionals who will offer guidance, encouragement, skills and knowledge across a range of industry roles from performance to business.

Scottish Music Centre

Ongoing

Hit the Road

Hit the Road is a touring project for 14-19 year old aspiring performers who are at an early stage in their careers. It presents genre-themed tours of Scotland throughout the year giving young people the opportunity to experience life on the road.

Scottish Music Centre

Ongoing

International Showcase Fund

The International Showcase Fund (ISF) offers vital export support for UK-based artists, bands, songwriters and producers who have been invited to perform or create new music at international showcasing festivals or conferences.

PRS Foundation

Ongoing

YMI CPD Fund

The YMI CPD Fund is intended to support individuals and organisations who work with children and young people on out-of-school music projects.

Scottish Music Centre

Ongoing

Future Proofing Training Fund

Future Proofing is a partnership project which aims to offer a sustainable solution to the personnel shortages in Scotland within creative production, stage management and technical skills by inspiring a new generation at entry level onwards and supporting the continuing professional development of our experienced practitioners and educators.

Federation of Scottish Theatre

Ongoing

Touring Network Supported Programme

Supported Programme helps promoters to programme excellent and experimental new work in venues across the Highlands & Islands. Extend your tour route and discover hidden corners of the country, meet new people and perform in up-close and personal spaces for a tour like no other!

The Touring Network

Ongoing