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

01 Mar 2021

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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 2 March on the Creative Scotland and Screen Scotland websites.

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The Scottish Music Industry Association receives Regular Funding from Creative Scotland, the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

Creative Scotland distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.