Targeted Funding

Targeted Funds are funds which exist to support specific activities – as opposed to funds which are more general, supporting any activity and open to anyone to apply to.

They are usually set up to help support a specific art form or type of work, or to help meet a strategic need or gap. Often the funding has only been made available because the money is ‘ring-fenced’ – meaning that it can only be used to fund that activity and nothing else.

Some examples of our Targeted Funds include:

  • The Youth Music Initiative, which is an annual funding programme from the Scottish Government to support music-making activity for young people
  • The Screen Funds, which support filmmakers and producers to develop and produce films, documentaries and other screen projects
  • The Made in Scotland fund, which can support costs for Scottish theatre, dance and music projects which are planning to perform as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The Targeted Funds that are open for people to apply to can be found below.

How do I 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.

Targeted Funds

Youth Music Initiative Funding

Supporting high quality music making opportunities for young people aged 0 – 25 yrs.

Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance

Supporting the touring of theatre and dance, enhancing opportunities for artists, producers and companies to work more collaboratively with venues.

Create:Inclusion Fund

This fund seeks to increase the diversity of people in the arts, screen and creative industries.

Create:Networks Fund

This fund is to help organisations, creative businesses or creative practitioners create new, or develop existing, local creative business networks in Scotland. 

Digital Pivot Support

Interested in exploring a more digitally based practice? Want mentoring support to do it? Then this programme is for you!

Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship 2021

The annual Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship supports an organisation to host a writing fellowship – with the successful writer based in Scotland to develop their craft, and to produce a work of quality.

Four Nations International Fund

The Four Nations International Fund supports individuals and organisations in developing international partnerships and co-creation projects.

Go See Share Creative Industries Fund

Go See Share is a small fund for individuals, organisations and creative businesses to undertake trips to explore new ways to expand their business activity and make them more financially sustainable.

Made in Scotland Funding

Made in Scotland is a curated showcase promoting high quality music, theatre and dance to international promoters and audiences at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It also supports onward international touring.

Our Voices: a development programme for emerging prose writers

Our Voices aims to develop the writing of emerging prose writers from under-represented communities.

Place Programme

Creative Scotland’s Place Programme operates at a strategic level with local authorities and other partners and includes Place Partnerships and devolved funding for visual arts and crafts awards.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – Youth Talent Development Fund

This fund is aimed at nurturing the ambition, enthusiasm and talent of exceptional young artists engaged in traditional music and dance - with a priority focus on piping, drumming, Highland dance and traditional fiddle playing.