This fund aims to address the current financial hardship being felt by creative freelancers who normally work in the culture sector but whose work has been impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The 2022 fund will open for two rounds 23 February and 2 March.
The Fund offers one-off awards of between £500 and £2,000 to creative freelancers working in the arts, screen and creative sectors who are experiencing immediate financial hardship due to the loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund is open to Freelance professionals whose work has direct creative outcomes and those whose work directly supports the making and presentation of creative work, including events.
The Fund will open for two rounds of applications, the first round, with a £4 million budget, will open at 2pm on Wednesday 23 February, the second, also with a budget of £4 million, will open at 2pm on Wednesday 02 March. The Fund will remain open until all budget has been allocated. It is anticipated that all eligible recipients will receive money in their account within 6 weeks of submission of a request.
Previous recipients of Covid-19 funds for creative freelancers are eligible to apply for a further award of up to £2,000 through this round.
The Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers provides support for those working in the arts, screen and creative sectors who are experiencing immediate financial hardship due to loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
See all details and how to apply on www.creativescotland.com
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