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Funding

There are a variety of funding options for Scottish-based makers, available within Scotland, the UK or at international level. We have noted a selection of funding options below, and you will also find a regularly updated list of live opportunities for funding. Please contact the relevant awarding agency for full terms and conditions of each award.

Please note that Craft Scotland is not a funding body. We invest in craft makers by providing opportunities such as exhibitions, events, networking, our Meet Your Maker programme and our conference, by posting news and opportunities on our website, and by providing free profile pages for eligible Scottish-based craft makers. 

Awards & Grants

Creative Scotland

Regional Awards

Funding Opportunities

Below you will find details of up-to-date funding opportunities (sorted by upcoming deadlines). 

  1. The Sunny Art Prize Competition and Exhibition
    Deadline: 20/06/2017

    The Sunny Art Prize is an international art competition hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. The award gives an opportunity to emerging and established artists to showcase their talents to a wider audience.

    Sunny Arts Centre, 30 Gray's Inn Rd, London, WC1X 8HR
    More details
  2. The Princes Trust Creative Enterprise Project
    Deadline: 03/11/2017

    If you are aged between 18 and 30 and have a business idea that relates to the creative industries, then The Prince’s Trust Creative Enterprise Project Scotland could help support you in a variety of ways.

    UK
    More details
  3. Arts & Crafts Design Award 2017
    Arts & Crafts Design Award 2017
    Deadline: 15/12/2017

    The Arts & Crafts Design Award is an international, annual competition for all nominated artisans, craftspeople and designers. The primary aim of the award is to honour and support the best ideas and concepts in art, craft and design, and recognise their excellent realisation.

    Online/Worldwide
    More details
  4. Funding For International Tradeshows: UKTI Tradeshow Access Programme
    Funding For International Tradeshows: UKTI Tradeshow Access Programme
    Deadline: 31/12/2017

    The UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Tradeshow Access Programme provides government funding in the form of grants to help eligible UK businesses attend overseas trade shows or conferences.

    UK
    More details
  5. Scottish Microfinance Fund: helping businesses grow
    Scottish Microfinance Fund: helping businesses grow
    Deadline: 31/12/2017

    The Scottish Microfinance Fund is a new £6 million microfinance fund whose aim is to make small loans more accessible to businesses throughout Scotland. The funding is part of a larger £40 million boost from the Scottish Government’s SME Holding Fund.

    Scotland
    More details
  6. Create in Fife Fund
    Deadline: 03/03/2018

    The Create in Fife Fund offers financial support to creative businesses in Fife. The management and administration of the fund is delivered by Business Gateway Fife on behalf of Fife Council Economic Development.

    Fife
    More details

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