The Welsh Government have launched the Freelancer Grant to help freelance professionals survive the economic consequences of coronavirus (Covid-19). This fund can grant one-off payments of £2,500 to support freelancers in the cultural/creative sectors facing financial challenges in the period from April 2020 - March 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. You are not eligible for this grant if:
• You have recently received funding from the Start-Up Grant launched in June 2020 to help new businesses survive the economic consequences of coronavirus (Covid-19).
• Freelancers who work in the sport sector
• You do not work within one of the areas outlined within the eligibility checker:
- The Arts;
- Creative Industries;
- Arts and Heritage Events;
- Culture and Heritage.
This funding is specifically for creative/cultural subsectors and roles that have been forced to cease work and/or face difficultly restarting because of the impact of Covid 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.
Individuals can apply for the grant by accessing the Culture Recovery Fund Eligibility Checker on the Business Wales website. The Eligibility Checker can be found via this link Business Wales Covid-19 eligibility checker
When submitting your application, please remember to attach all the required evidence documents, including proof of identification, proof of address and bank statement.
Further details can be found in the guidance document.
Posted on: Monday 5th October 2020