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Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers

Hardship Funds for Creative Freelancers

Fund reopening on Tuesday 2 March

The Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers including the Screen Hardship Fund, will re-open for applications at 2pm on Tuesday 2 March 2021, and close at 2pm on Tuesday 22 March 2021.

There will be a total of £9million of Scottish Government funding available.

The Fund will be open to both new and previous applicants to apply for up to £2,000 through the online application portal, which will be accessible from this page.

Full fund guidance, including eligibility criteria, will be available on this page from 2pm on Tuesday 2 March 2021.



What is this fund for?

To support creative freelancers working in Scotland who are experiencing immediate financial hardship due to the loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How long will it take to get a decision?

The funds are offered on a non-competitive basis and require you to submit minimal information to enable us to make awards as quickly as possible. We will aim to ensure that all eligible recipients will receive money in their account within 6 weeks of submission of your request. If there are any delays to this, we’ll let you know.

If you have been waiting longer than 6 weeks for your decision, please contact us via enquiries@creativescotland.com

How to find out more information

If you need more information please contact our Enquiries Service using one of the methods outlined on our Contact Us page.