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Hardship Fund for Creative & Screen Freelancers to re-open on 2 March

Published: 25 Feb 2021

  • Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers re-opens on Tuesday 2 March 2021 at 2pm
  • Closing date for applications: Monday 22 March 2021
Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers

The Scottish Government’s £9million Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers, delivered by Creative Scotland and Screen Scotland, will re-open for applications at 2pm, Tuesday 2 March 2021.

Designed to support creative freelancers working in the arts, creative and screen sectors who are experiencing financial hardship due to the loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 via our funding pages.

Full fund guidance, including eligibility criteria, will be available from 2pm on Tuesday on the Creative Scotland and Screen Scotland websites.


The Scottish Government announced these additional £9million of emergency funds for Creative Freelancers on Thursday 11 February 2021.

A total of £74.9m in emergency COVID-19 funds for creativity and culture are being delivered by Creative Scotland and Screen Scotland in 2020/21, supported by funds from the Scottish Government, The National Lottery and the Freelands Foundation.

These funds have been put in place to help mitigate the immediate impacts of COVID-19 on the art and creative sector.

More information about COVID-19 funding and resources can be accessed via www.FindBusinessSupport.gov.scot.

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