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Use this tool to check your eligibility for the Cultural Recovery Fund Freelancer grant.
The Phase 2 of the Freelancer Fund is open for applications.
The Freelancer Fund was always planned to be delivered over 2 phases to allow those freelancers who needed more time to be apply to be able to do so.
If there are any accessibility issues for you that might prevent you from completing an online application form please call the helpline now on 03000 6 03000 or use the Contact Us page, otherwise start the tool and follow the simple step by step guide.
We have been working with a number of partners on the design of the application process for the freelancer fund, and have confirmed that local authorities will be the key delivery partners. We want as many of the freelancer community to be aware of and have the time to apply for this fund.
We expect to be making funding decisions through October in line with the funding via the Arts Council of Wales and support for organisations via Welsh Government.
The fund will support freelancers who work in the following sectors:
You will need to tell us:
You will need to provide:
There will be a voluntary freelancer pledge that you may wish to sign up to.
If you have recently received funding from the Start Up Grant launched in June to help new businesses survive the economic consequences of coronavirus (COVID-19) will be ineligible for this grant.
We want to target those that have received little or no support to date. This funding is specifically for sub-sectors and roles that have been forced to cease work and/or face difficulty 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.
This Fund will not support freelancers working in the sport sector.
For further guidance please read the Freelancer Grant full guidance document.
Are you able to fulfil the above conditions?
You can navigate to the Business Wales COVID-19 web page for other support opportunities and resources to help businesses through the COVID-19 crisis.