The Phase 3 of the Freelancer Fund opened for applications at 10am on Monday 23 November 2020.
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The fund will support freelancers who work in the following sectors:
- The Arts
- Arts and Heritage Events
- Non Sport related events that have been significantly impacted by the pandemic
- Creative Industries
- Culture and Heritage
In this phase we will also look to support freelancers who work in events that have been significantly impacted by the pandemic, including those working in weddings and corporate events, but not sport events.
You will need to tell us:
- what you do, the range and type of your work.
- how COVID-19 has affected your freelance income due to the cancellation of existing and future work.
You will need to provide:
- A CV (or a detailed LinkedIn account)
- A recent bank statement Unique Tax Reference (UTR) Number (if available) or if you work under PAYE deducted contracts, other evidence such as p60 or proof of employment on short term contracts
- Proof of identification
- Proof of address
- Proof of some work between April 2019 - July 2020 and/or proof of work cancelled between April 2020 - March 2021
There will be a voluntary freelancer pledge that you may wish to sign up to.
If you have recently received funding from the Start Up Grant launched in June to help new businesses survive the economic consequences of coronavirus (COVID-19) you will be ineligible for this grant.
We want to target those that have received little or no support to date. This funding is specifically for sub-sectors and roles that have been forced to cease work and/or face difficulty restarting because of the impact of Covid-19 restrictions. Those in roles that have been able to continue at previous or near previous levels of activity (e.g. architects, graphic designers, games designers etc.) with or without support should not apply.
This Fund will not support freelancers working in the sport sector.
For further guidance please read the Freelancer Grant full guidance document.
Posted on: Monday 23rd November 2020