Hardship Fund Reopens for Scotland’s Creative Freelancers

The Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers supports those working in the arts and creative sector in Scotland who are experiencing immediate financial hardship due to the loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One-off awards are available to creative freelance professionals to meet their immediate financial need. Funds of between £500 and £2,000 can be requested.

For the current round (March 2021) the Fund will be open to both new and previous applicants to apply for up to £2,000.

Those working in the arts and creative sector can apply. Applicants must be based in Scotland and must be able to demonstrate they were working and making income as a freelance creative professional before the first lockdown began in March 2020.

The application portal will remain open until 22 March 2021 unless all the budget is allocated before that point – then the fund may close earlier.

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