Funds Delivered by Partners

Funds Delivered by Partners are funds which Creative Scotland supports but the application process is overseen by a partner organisation.

This activity can include funding programmes which other organisations deliver for us, as well as training programmes, prizes, awards or residencies.

Some examples of these include:

Funds currently supported

Accelerator Programme for Music Managers

This professional development programme is aimed at supporting the growth of music management businesses in the UK. Creative Scotland part funds the programme to support Scotland-based music managers to grow and further develop their businesses.

Alt-W Fund

Initiated in Dundee, the Alt-w Fund is for practitioners based in Scotland to make and develop new artworks, devices and creative applications that challenge the notions of what new media creativity can be.

Author International Travel Fund

This fund has been established by Scottish Books International to support writers who have been invited overseas to promote their work.

Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders is a co-commissioning and touring programme offering funding of up to £15,000 for projects that include new commissions, recordings and repeat performances of music written in the past five years.

Bridging the Gap

Funded by Creative Scotland and delivered by the Scottish Documentary Institute, Bridging the Gap aims to support Scottish-based filmmakers between training/graduation and their first commission by offering them the opportunity to work closely with the Scottish Documentary Institute and make 10 minute documentaries.

Clore Fellowship Programme

The Clore Fellowship is a programme of tailored leadership development for individuals working in the arts and cultural sectors. Creative Scotland supports one fully funded fellowship open to application from candidates who live and work in Scotland and who are committed to developing their career as a cultural leader in Scotland.

Creative Scotland Crowdmatch

Creative individuals, groups or businesses shared their creative ideas in order to take part in a competition to win a share of £80,000 in match funding (up to £10,000 per project) from Creative Scotland towards their crowdfunding campaign

Culture and Business Fund Scotland

This fund enables businesses and arts or heritage organisations to come together and build effective, sustainable partnerships, bringing creative projects – large and small – vividly to life.


Docscene is a development programme for documentary talent, ideas and projects supporting documentary filmmakers in Scotland and promoting Scotland as an international creative documentary hub.


FOCUS is a two-year pilot project that provides expert sector specific business support to screen production companies working in Scotland. FOCUS is delivered by Film City Futures in partnership with Scottish Documentary Institute, and supported by Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise.

FST Bursaries

The bursaries aim to nurture the professional development of the applicant by supporting their placement within an established company / organisation, nationally or internationally. Either host or applicant must be an FST member.

FST Mentoring

The FST Mentoring programme aims to raise self-awareness, encourage increased self-reflection and support a people-centric approach to working. The skills are transferable and applicable in any walk of life, be it at work or home.

Hit The Road

A touring project for 14-19 year old aspiring performers at an early stage in their music making. Hit the Road presents tours of Scotland, themed by music genre. Participants are also invited to training workshops with industry professionals covering all aspects of the reality of touring, while there will also be training opportunities for young people wishing to try out (...)

International Showcase Fund

Grants of up to £5000 for artists and bands based who have been invited to play an international showcasing festival or conference, to contribute to travel, visas, accommodation and expenses. Delivered by the PRS for Music Foundation in partnership with Creative Scotland.

Live Literature

Support is available to individuals and not-for profit organisations in every part of Scotland to host events or projects with authors.


Musicplus+ is a mentoring scheme run by the Scottish Music Centre and supported by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative and The Robertson Trust. The aim of the project is to offer 14-19 year-olds one to one experience with music industry professionals who will offer guidance, encouragement, skills and knowledge across a range of industry roles.

Mutual Affinities: Learning Lab pilot programme

Creative Scotland and Counterpoints Arts are offering artists the opportunity to join the Mutual Affinities Learning Lab pilot programme.

National Lottery Awards for All Scotland

A quick way to apply for funding between £300 and £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities. The programme is a partnership between The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland, sportscotland and Creative Scotland.

New Chamber Music Promoter Programme

The New Chamber Music Promoter Programme is a two-year development opportunity to receive financial support, advice, and guidance from Chamber Music Scotland.

New Music Biennial

New Music Biennial provides funding for new commissions across all music genres, along with a platform for talented organisations and music creators who are pushing the boundaries of new music in the UK. It is delivered by the PRS for Music Foundation and supported by Creative Scotland.

New Playwrights Awards and Gaelic New Playwrights Awards

The New Playwrights Awards and Gaelic New Playwrights Awards are an opportunity for emerging writers living in Scotland with a genuine commitment to writing for the theatre. Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland will work with new writers giving them the time, space and some financial support to develop their work and help further their career.

New Writers Awards and Gaelic New Writers Awards

The New Writers Awards are an opportunity for individuals committed to developing their writing. Awardees receive a £2,000 cash award to allow them to focus on their work as well as a tailored package of mentoring and training.

Playwrights' Studio Scotland Mentoring Programme

Every year, Playwrights' Studio, Scotland selects at least six emerging playwrights for a six month programme of mentoring, by established playwrights, to support the development of new plays. This is an opportunity to improve playwriting skills and gain valuable insight into the playwriting process and profession.

PRS Foundation Power Up Fund

Power Up is a new ambitious, long-term initiative which will support Black music creators and industry professionals and executives, as well as addressing anti-Black racism and racial disparities in the music sector. Creative Scotland supports the PRS Foundation in delivering this programme.

Publishing Scotland Go Digital

The Go Digital fund supports Scottish-based book publishers in bringing their books to a new digital audience. It's administered by Publishing Scotland with the help of funding from Creative Scotland.

Publishing Scotland Go See Fund

The Go-See Grants Fund is administered by Publishing Scotland and supported by Creative Scotland. The purpose of the fund is to enable Scottish-based publishers to attend national and international book trade fairs for the first time.

Publishing Scotland Translation Fund

The Translation Fund is administered by Publishing Scotland with the support of Creative Scotland. The purpose of the fund is to support publishers based outside the United Kingdom to buy rights from Scottish and UK publishers and agents by offering assistance with the cost of translation of Scottish writers.

Puppet Animation Scotland Creative Fund

Puppet Animation Scotland offer one round of small awards annually to Scottish puppeteers and animators for the creation of dynamic and exciting new work. Where ever they are on their career arcs – aspiring practitioners, young companies or established professionals - all Scottish-based puppeteers, animators and visual theatre artists can apply to the Creative Fund.

Supported Programme for Touring

The Touring Network Supported Programme is a new model of support for Promoters, which helps them to programme excellent and experimental new work in venues across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Bursaries are available for promoters who are part of the Touring Network.

Tasgadh - Traditional Arts Small Grant Fund

This fund offers grants of up to £1k for individuals and organisations involved in Scottish Traditional Arts. Funds can be used to create, platform, tour and showcase work, as well as to support professional development projects. This fund is devolved from Creative Scotland and is managed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal.

The Edwin Morgan Translation Fellowship

Supported by Creative Scotland, SUISS offers two fully-funded places on the two-week Scottish Literature course to two professional translators with an interest in twentieth-century and contemporary Scottish writing.

The jazzahead! 2022 Bursaries

We're working with Glasgow Jazz Festival to enable Scotland-based jazz artists to attend jazzahead! 2022 - the largest gathering of jazz professionals in the world.

The Space Digital Arts Commissioning Programme

The Space is a commissioning and development agency, supporting greater digital access to the arts. It commissions arts projects, offers online audience and digital skills development, and works to ensure that these projects reach a diverse range of audiences. Creative Scotland supports The Space, funding work from arts and cultural organisations based in Scotland as part of their commissioning rounds.

The Touring Network - Go See support

Go See provides promoters with financial support so that they can attend a range of performances and events, including festivals, industry showcases or events at other Touring Network venues.

TRC Media - Training and Development

Supported by Creative Scotland, TRC Media offer a suite of industry-led training and development programmes for professionals working across TV, games, software, advertising, digital marketing, CG animation, second screen, social networking, apps and publishing.

Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards

Visual artists and crafts makers in Scotland can apply for funding through small grants funded by Creative Scotland and developed in partnership with Local Authorities and arts agencies across Scotland.

YMI School Based Music Making

A managed fund for Scotland’s 32 local authorities to ensure that all school children have access to one year’s free music tuition by the time they reach Primary 6.

YMI Training and CPD Fund

The Training and CPD Fund supports individuals, organisations and networks who work outwith school settings to undertake training and continuing professional development that will strengthen youth music in Scotland for the benefit of young people.