COVID Cancellation Fund for Cultural Organisations

Deadline: 2 Feb 2022


This fund is focused on support for businesses which are vital to the cultural life of Scotland, and which have been adversely financially impacted by cancellations or postponement of activities.

COVID-19 Cancellation Fund for Cultural Organisations

→ Who is the fund for
The fund offers a one-off award to those who are able to provide evidence (contracts, correspondence, promotional information) of the arrangement and subsequent cancellation or postponement of activity because of the current COVID-19 emergency situation. This can include the cancellation or postponement of performances, productions, exhibitions and shows from which organisations would have received income. This fund will not directly replace income lost through cancellation or postponement of activities but will provide a contribution to help offset any adverse financial impact.

→ Budget and how much can be applied for
The Scottish Government has committed up to £25m to support this Cancellation Fund for Cultural Organisations for those who have been adversely financially impacted by the cancellation or postponement of cultural activity that was due to take place in the period 27 November 2021 to 31 March 2022, as a consequence of the necessary steps taken to manage the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Cultural organisations can request between £5000 and £500,000. The amount applied for must be based on the organisation’s specific financial losses relating to cancellation or postponement that you must evidence and quantify.

→ Applications
Please read Page 9 of the Guidance Notes for full details of the information you will need to provide in your application. We have also created a checklist on page 11.

We aim to notify successful applicants within 20 working days of submission of the request.

Applications will be via My Creative Scotland, our online application portal. You can create your account in advance if you have not yet signed up for My Creative Scotland, but you will not be able to submit an application to the fund until this time.

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