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|
|Alzatar Ltd (B Bar)||£65,000||City of Edinburgh|
|BD 2011 Ltd (Blue Dog)||£16,000||Glasgow City|
|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|
|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|
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)