Freelance Cultural Recovery Fund
Welsh Government are opening the Cultural Recovery Fund for freelancers this Mon 5th Oct. If eligible, freelancers can receive a grant of £2500.
The eligibility checker is here.
It will operate on a first come first served basis and there will be a second round in a few weeks (date tbc). You will need to provide proof of work and/or cancelled work in the creative/cultural sector. This does not have to be contracts, it can be invoices, references, letters of engagement or other proof.
Members of the freelance taskforce have been advising Welsh Gov on this fund.
“Our recent study showed that over a third of freelancers in the cultural sector do not have sufficient income to live on. Live performance and event spaces were the first to close and will probably be the last to fully re-open. We welcome the Welsh Government’s acknowledgement of the value and contribution of the cultural sector’s freelance workforce in Wales. We hope this fund will help freelancers survive this crisis. We think that going forward the freelancer pledge has potential to support the workforce and our communities to meet their full potential.” Wales Freelance Taskforce
Equity Wales is offering support to members:
NTW has also offered to support freelancers via Twitter