This fund will be open for applications on Monday May 17th at 12noon and will close on Tuesday June 1st at 5.00pm

The Welsh Government has launched the Freelancer Fund phase 2 to extend the support to help freelance professionals survive the economic consequences of coronavirus (Covid-19). The fund can grant one-off payments of £2,500 to support freelancers in the cultural/creative sectors who continue to face financial challenges in the period from 1st April 2021 – 30th September 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Sectors eligible for this grant include:

  • The Arts;
  • Creative Industries;
  • Arts and Heritage;
  • Events;
  • Culture and Heritage.

Phase 2 of the Freelancer fund will prioritise support to those in areas still significantly impacted by COVID-19, for example in the events, music and performing arts sectors.

You will not be eligible:

  • If you are a freelancer working in the sport sector;
  • Freelancers who work in film & TV, video games, software and other digital entertainment industries are not the intended recipients of this support as these markets are now operating at normal or near normal levels. However we understand that some specific roles including those in film & TV may still be affected (e.g. writers / musicians). Where this impact can be shown to be a result of COVID-19 restrictions, we will accept applications.

Those in roles that have been able to continue at previous or near previous levels of activity with or without support should not apply.

A grant of £2,500 is available and individuals can apply by accessing the Culture Recovery Fund Eligibility Checker on the Business Wales website 

For further information please read the:

Culture Recovery Freelancer Fund Round 2 Guidance Document
Culture Recovery Freelancer Fund Round 2 FAQ’s

This fund has now closed.

If applications are approved you will receive a grant offer by email notifying you of the award of the grant.