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Further awards from the Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund

30 further organisations across Scotland have received a total of £1.4million through the Scottish Government’s Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund. The funding provides welcome emergency support to a range of venues and organisations covering comedy, music, nightclubs, performing arts, publishing, visual arts, as well as festivals and cultural support infrastructure.

Designed to protect jobs and support the sustainability of organisations threatened with insolvency by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, today’s news follows the announcement of £11.75million awarded to 203 organisations and venues through this fund on Thursday 5 November.

Culture Secretary, Fiona Hyslop said: “The £15 million Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund is crucial for supporting the culture sector through this pandemic, and is designed to help organisations cope with the immediate issues they are facing and to help save jobs.

“This emergency funding will be a lifeline for a wide range of organisations from craft to theatre, galleries to production companies.

“We are determined to do everything within our powers to support the culture sector and we will continue to work closely with stakeholders and Creative Scotland to provide additional help where needed.”

Iain Munro, CEO, Creative Scotland said: “In addition to those announced previously, these funds provide much needed emergency support to even more venues and organisations across Scotland which are experiencing significant difficulties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Today’s announcement forms part of a broader package of support for people and organisations that we are working at pace to deliver on behalf of the Scottish Government, with more to come.”

The further 30 organisations receiving funding from the Scottish Government’s Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund are:

Organisation (Trading name) Funding Amount Local Authority Area
Active Events           £15,000 North Ayrshire
A-Line Group            £70,000 Aberdeenshire
Alzatar Ltd (B Bar)            £65,000 City of Edinburgh
BD 2011 Ltd (Blue Dog)            £16,000 Glasgow City
Ceilidh Club            £29,917 Midlothian
Charco Press            £15,000 City of Edinburgh
Compass Gallery            £42,203 Glasgow City
Cove Park            £20,795 Argyll and Bute
Cuba Club Ltd (Club Cuba)            £37,517 City of Edinburgh
East Ayrshire Leisure            £71,000 East Ayrshire
Edinburgh Open Workshop            £30,000 City of Edinburgh
Edinburgh Science          £115,000 City of Edinburgh
Elderco (Word Up)          £104,482 Inverclyde
F4F event services Ltd.            £50,000 Fife
Flag Promotions Ltd            £15,214 Glasgow City
Great Junction Events Ltd (Old Dr Bells Baths)            £75,000 City of Edinburgh
Hemelvaart Bier Cafe Ayton Ltd            £24,000 Scottish Borders
Kelburn Arts Limited (Kelburn Garden Party)            £65,000 North Ayrshire
Panoptic Events            £15,299 Glasgow City
Red Bridge Arts            £85,000 Fife
Rogue City Productions            £26,500 City of Edinburgh
Scottish Sculpture Workshop            £36,580 Aberdeenshire
Shazam Theatre Company            £20,000 Aberdeenshire
Skye Live            £40,000 Highland
SS Press            £40,000 City of Edinburgh
The Birchvale Players            £15,746 Dumfries and Galloway
The Biscuit Factory            £50,000 City of Edinburgh
The Dovecot Foundation          £125,000 City of Edinburgh
Venue 45 Ltd (the SpaceUK)            £40,000 City of Edinburgh
West End Festival (Glasgow)            £24,000 Glasgow City
Total     £1,379,253   

Updates on all emergency funds are being published regularly on this website and publicised through media and social media communications.

Image: Sparks from the iron furnace at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop’s 40th birthday celebrations (Creative Scotland)

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