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.

There are various resources available online that can give you help and advice on developing a budget for your activity. These include:

Additionally our Open Project Fund contains specific guidance on budgets which tells you what we would like to see in your budget when applying to this fund. Whilst a lot of the information is specific to the Open Project Fund, it does give some general guidance on laying out your budget. See the Help with Budgets Appendix in the Open Project Fund guidance document

If you need any further help or advice then you can email our Enquiries Services at and a member of our team will be in touch. Our enquiries phone number is currently unavailable. If you would prefer to speak to someone, please email us and we can arrange to call you back.

Budget FAQs: