The Welsh Government Wales Cultural Recovery Fund Freelancer Grant Scheme aims to provide eligible applicants with a grant of £2,500 each. Each local authority area has been allocated a set proportion of the budget – Torfaen County Borough Council has been allocated £222,500 to support 89 applications.
Support is being made available to assist freelancer professionals whose work has direct creative/cultural outcomes, and who work in the four key sub sectors:
- The Arts;
- Creative Industries;
- Arts and Heritage Events;
- Culture and Heritage.
Applicants will also be eligible to apply if they are employed part-time and also have a freelance professional creative practice.
Freelancers that received previous support from either the Government Job Retention Scheme and Self-employment Income Support Scheme and are experiencing financial challenges are still eligible to apply for this fund.
Further details will be available in due course at https://businesswales.gov.wales/coronavirus-advice/ and https://www.southwalesbusiness.co.uk/en/home.aspx
The Wales Cultural Recovery Fund Freelancer Grant Scheme will open on Monday 5 October.
Posted on: Wednesday 23rd September 2020