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Swansea Freelancer Fund

We are getting a lot of enquiries from members who may have missed out on any grant funds. If the following applies to you we would like to remind you there is still time to make an application. 

Hello all,

We have the second round of applications opening on Monday at 10am for Freelancers who contribute to the culture and heritage industry.
These can be tour guides, artists, musicians, photographers, designers, writers, craftsmen, educators etc etc

You can still apply if you have received other funding.
You don’t need to submit evidence which shows you have lost a certain amount of money – we just require evidence which shows that you worked in a cultural freelance capacity between April 2019-July 2020, OR that your income from cultural freelance work has been negatively impacted by Covid between April 2020 – March 2021.

It is a first come, first serve process – so please encourage freelancers you have worked with to apply on Monday 19th from 10am onwards.
More information below:

Thank you

Erin Rickard

Swyddog Cyllid Allanol
External Funding Officer

Y Tîm Datblygu Economaidd a Chyllid Allanol

Economic Development and External Funding Team    

( 01792 636992
( 07917 200148
* erin.rickard@swansea.gov.uk * erin.rickard@abertawe.gov.uk  
                
Swansea Freelancer Fund  : Going live at 10am 19/10/2020

Please note: the online application will close once we have received a specific amount of applications.

This is a grant to provide financial assistance to freelancers in the cultural and creative sectors that are facing financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
A grant of £2,500 is available per individual and applications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis.

This may lead to applications not being appraised after they have been submitted if the fund is fully committed.

The purpose of the grant is to support freelancers in the cultural and creative sectors facing financial challenges.

The eligibility criteria for the grant is as follows:

Facing financial challenges in the period from April 2020 - March 2021;
Freelancer professionals whose work has direct creative/cultural outcomes, who work in the four key sub sectors ;
The Arts
Creative Industries
Arts and Heritage Events
Culture and Heritage
You must be operating in Wales;
You must be based within the local authority you are applying to.

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);
You are a freelancer who works in the sport sector.

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-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.

For further information on this grant please read the Freelancer Fund guidance notes and FAQ (see attached)

If you have read the guidance, are eligible for the grant and wish to apply please complete all the requested fields on the online application form https://fundchecker.businesswales.gov.wales/culture.

The Freelancer Fund is open to applications from 10am on the 19th October 2020.

For any questions regarding the Freelancer Fund please email: freelancergrant@swansea.gov.uk
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