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Help With Your Budget

Side by Side - The St Magnus Festival (photo: Leslie Burgher)

In the case of most of Creative Scotland's funding programmes, anyone making an application is required to provide a budget, or a summary outline of the income and costs (expenditure) associated with their activity.

Where to get help?

The first thing to do is thoroughly read the guidelines and application form for the funding programme you’re looking to apply to. This will enable you to note all the budget information that the programme requires you to submit.

The Cultural Enterprise Office is an organisation funded by Creative Scotland which specialises in helping creative people and organisations with a range of business support services. They produce a very useful Budget Guide which is an introduction to the key things you need to consider when drawing up your budget.

They also provide a range of information services and free-to-attend workshops on subjects such as ‘Making Applications and Proposals’, and ‘Planning Your Time and Project’. For more information go to culturalenterpriseoffice.co.uk.

Additionally to support our Open Project Fund we have produced a specific Information Guide (PDF) which gives advice on what we would like to see in your budget. Whilst a lot of the information is specific to the Open Project Fund, it does give some general guidance on laying out your budget.

If you need any further help or advice then you can call our Enquiries Services on 0845 603 6000 or email enquiries@creativescotland.com. Lines are open from 10am-12noon, and 2-4pm Mon-Fri, and outwith these times you can leave a message and we’ll come back to you.

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