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Scottish Government emergency funds update: Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund

A broad range of 203 organisations and venues across Scotland have received a total of £11.75million in emergency support through the Scottish Government’s Culture Organisations and Venue Recovery Fund. Support has been provided to a range of venues and organisations working in comedy, festivals, music, nightclubs, performing arts, publishing, visual arts, as well as the cultural support infrastructure. 

Designed to protect jobs and support the sustainability of organisations threatened with insolvency by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, eligibility criteria and guidelines for applying to the Fund were published on Thursday 10 September ahead of opening for applications on Thursday 17 September. 348 applications were received totalling over £22million. 

This is the first tranche of awards to be made from this Fund, which is being delivered through Creative Scotland, and a further announcement will follow regarding the remaining applications and funds within the next two weeks. 

Culture Secretary, Fiona Hyslop said: “The Scottish Government is determined to do everything within our powers to see the sector through this crisis. 

“This emergency funding will provide vital support to a wide range of cultural organisations and venues across Scotland currently facing extreme challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has been designed specifically to help organisations cope with the immediate issues they are facing and to help save jobs. 

“I am pleased to see such a wide range of organisations supported, from comedy clubs and theatres to galleries and production companies.” 

Iain Munro, CEO, Creative Scotland said: “The funds being announced today offer some further welcome support to help protect jobs across a wide range of businesses in Scotland.  

“The negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on Scotland‘s creative and cultural sector are clearly ongoing, and we will continue to keep focussed, with the Scottish Government and other partners, on helping those people and organisations in most need.”    

Recipients of funding from the Scottish Government’s Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund, so far, are: 

Organisation (Trading name) 

Local Authority Area 

Award 

21CC Group Limited 

West Lothian 

£134,722 

373 Sauchiehall Ltd (Mango Tropical) 

Glasgow City 

£130,000 

A Live Sound LTD  

Glasgow City 

£95,000 

A Modern Way Limited 

City of Edinburgh 

£10,000 

Aberdeen Stage Crew Ltd 

Aberdeen City 

£39,804 

Adlib Audio Limited 

Renfrewshire 

£148,000 

The Admiral Bar Co Ltd 

Glasgow City 

£75,000 

afrobeats 

Dundee City 

£20,700 

Agile City CIC 

Glasgow City 

£26,612 

The Albany Theatre (Greenock) Limited 

Inverclyde 

£40,000 

All or Nothing Dance Aerial Theatre 

City of Edinburgh 

£30,000 

Alyson Orr LTD 

West Lothian 

£10,000 

AM Lighting Ltd 

Dundee City 

£25,000 

Apex Music International LTD 

East Dunbartonshire 

£22,500 

Arrifana Ltd 

Glasgow City 

£61,828 

Art in Healthcare 

City of Edinburgh 

£12,500 

Artemis Scotland Ltd 

Dumfries and Galloway 

£17,500 

Assembly Festival Ltd 

City of Edinburgh 

£150,000 

The Audio Lounge 

Glasgow City 

£18,000 

AudioCP Ltd 

Glasgow City 

£20,000 

Autauric ltd (PCL) 

Glasgow City 

£88,286 

Bath Street Entertainment Ltd (Lola's) 

Glasgow City 

£100,000 

BELMONT BARS LTD (The Sanctuary) 

Glasgow City 

£150,000 

Beyond Presents Ltd 

Highland 

£25,000 

BGS Productions Ltd 

North Lanarkshire 

£16,000 

Big Hand Events Ltd 

East Ayrshire 

£28,560 

Birnam CD Limited, 

Perth and Kinross 

£30,000 

Bulgarian Cultural and Educational Centre Scotland Ltd. 

City of Edinburgh 

£15,000 

Bunbury Banter CIC 

Dumfries and Galloway 

£16,788 

Cabaret Express 

East Renfrewshire 

£14,200 

Celery AK (The Buff Club) 

Glasgow City 

£45,000 

City Falkirk Limited 

Falkirk 

£140,000 

Clara House Ltd (Caley Bar/Bar57) 

Aberdeenshire 

£50,000 

CLS ABERDEEN 

Aberdeen City 

£59,000 

Coda Production Services Ltd 

Glasgow City 

£10,000 

Collective Gallery Ltd 

City of Edinburgh 

£144,620 

Comic Enterprises Ltd (The Glee Club) 

Glasgow City 

£128,495 

Community Central Hall 

Glasgow City 

£31,500 

Cryptic Glasgow Ltd 

Glasgow City 

£70,000 

Cutting Edge Theatre 

City of Edinburgh 

£15,000 

Dave Miller 

Dumfries and Galloway 

£10,500 

David Dale Gallery & Studios 

Glasgow City 

£10,000 

DD Tours 

Dundee City 

£20,000 

Dechomai Ltd 

Glasgow City 

£12,500 

Deveronside Community Social Club 

Aberdeenshire 

£50,000 

DH Promotions Ltd 

North Lanarkshire 

£25,000 

DM Audio Ltd 

East Lothian 

£105,000 

Edinburgh International Magic Festival Ltd 

City of Edinburgh 

£13,199 

Edinburgh Printmakers Limited 

City of Edinburgh 

£100,000 

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop 

City of Edinburgh 

£98,434 

Edinburgh Showtec 

East Lothian 

£150,000 

Electric Theatre Workshop Ltd.  

Dumfries and Galloway 

£84,809 

Elephant Sessions 

Highland 

£10,000 

The Emerging Artists Partnership Ltd 

Glasgow City 

£14,000 

Encore Bars Ltd (Bourbon) 

City of Edinburgh 

£55,000 

The Epic Group (The Ministry/Paramount/The Priory) 

Aberdeen City 

£100,000 

ESP Music Rentals Limited 

Glasgow City 

£52,980 

Fair Pley Limited 

Glasgow City 

£35,000 

Fatherson Music Limited 

City of Edinburgh 

£18,659 

FE LIVE AUDIO LTD 

Renfrewshire 

£142,000 

The Ferry Limited 

Glasgow City 

£80,000 

Festival Beverage and Property Services Ltd 

City of Edinburgh 

£45,198 

FIRE STATION CREATIVE LTD 

Fife 

£25,000 

Flashlite Technical Services Ltd 

Glasgow City 

£70,000 

FLY EVENTS LTD 

City of Edinburgh 

£50,000 

The Friends of The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall Trust (SCIO) 

Glasgow City 

£20,000 

The Fruitmarket Gallery Ltd 

City of Edinburgh 

£208,167 

Fubar Stirling Ltd 

Stirling 

£145,000 

FUNBOX LTD 

Perth and Kinross 

£40,000 

Fusion Concerts Ltd 

Falkirk 

£26,000 

Gardyne Theatre Ltd 

Dundee City 

£15,000 

Geezit Ltd. 

Glasgow City 

£116,000 

George Walker Event Management Limited 

Aberdeenshire 

£73,118 

Glasgow Lunchtime Theatre 

Glasgow City 

£100,000 

The Glasgow Markets 

Glasgow City 

£11,596 

Glasgow Photography Group Ltd 

Glasgow City 

£46,550 

Glasgow Sculpture Studios Ltd 

Glasgow City 

£55,000 

Grand Ole Opry (Glasgow) Limited 

Glasgow City 

£75,000 

The Green Door Studio Community Interest Company 

Glasgow City 

£10,800 

Groove Tunnel 

Midlothian 

£18,394 

Hebridean Celtic Festival Trust Ltd 

Na h-Eileanan Siar 

£20,000 

Hidden Door Charitable Company 

City of Edinburgh 

£30,000 

Highland Bar Services Ltd (Playhouse, Nairn) 

Highland 

£20,000 

Hope Consulting Services (Scotland) Ltd 

Dundee City 

£10,500 

Hopscotch Theatre Company 

Glasgow City 

£12,000 

Hospitalfield 

Angus 

£85,000 

House for an Art Lover 

Glasgow City 

£60,000 

Inhouse Event Solutions CIC 

Glasgow City 

£22,000 

Inner Ear 

Glasgow City 

£15,000 

Innes and Campbell Communications (formerly Hannah Innes Communications)  

Glasgow City 

£15,000 

Innes John Bolt (Opal/Eastside/Lulu) 

City of Edinburgh 

£150,000 

International Entertainment Holdings 

City of Edinburgh 

£145,750 

International Purves Puppets 

South Lanarkshire 

£35,000 

Jendagi Productions Limited 

East Renfrewshire 

£150,000 

JONES AND POHL LLP 

City of Edinburgh 

£18,000 

Just Like Flying Ltd (CC Blooms) 

City of Edinburgh 

£53,500 

Kaka Kazz (Boteco do Brasil ) 

City of Edinburgh 

£25,000 

karaoke express 

East Renfrewshire 

£11,619 

Karwacki Ltd (The Barony) 

City of Edinburgh 

£75,000 

KATHRYN JOSEPH SOLO 

Glasgow City 

£10,000 

Kevin McMahon Magic 

City of Edinburgh 

£10,000 

Kiss Nightclub 

Moray 

£47,088 

Knockengorroch 

Dumfries and Galloway 

£38,654 

KSG Sensors Limited 

Glasgow City 

£40,000 

Limelight Music 

Glasgow City 

£28,800 

Limelights UK LTD 

Highland 

£130,000 

The Liquidroom Ltd 

City of Edinburgh 

£150,000 

MacGregor's Bar 

Highland 

£30,000 

Mambo Bars & Clubs Edinburgh Ltd (El Barrio) 

City of Edinburgh 

£102,000 

Manorview Investments Ltd (30s/Sugar) 

Renfrewshire 

£150,000 

Mànran Ltd 

East Renfrewshire 

£35,000 

Marco's Leisure Ltd (The Corn Exchange) 

City of Edinburgh 

£100,000 

Margaret McIver Ltd (Barrowlands) 

Glasgow City 

£250,000 

Markev Limited (Kokomo) 

Glasgow City 

£149,000 

Michael Murison T/A Audiowave  

Dundee City 

£10,000 

Monkey Barrel Comedy Ltd 

City of Edinburgh 

£150,000 

Morsecode Management Ltd 

Renfrewshire 

£25,000 

Mr Ian T Muir 

South Ayrshire 

£14,138 

Mr Louis McMahon Trading as LAMF 

North Ayrshire 

£20,000 

Music at Paxton 

East Lothian 

£10,000 

Music Base Limited 

City of Edinburgh 

£33,000 

Music in Hospitals & Care 

City of Edinburgh 

£110,997 

Neil Adams PR Limited 

City of Edinburgh 

£15,000 

Nethergate Pubs Limited (Society) 

Fife 

£70,000 

Nicol street ltd, (The Duchess of Kirkcaldy) 

Fife 

£34,582 

NMBRS LLP 

Glasgow City 

£40,000 

North Edinburgh Arts  

City of Edinburgh 

£23,554 

North Lands Creative Glass 

Highland 

£45,000 

PACE Theatre Company 

Renfrewshire 

£75,000 

Paragon Power Services Limited 

South Lanarkshire 

£150,000 

Pavilion Theatre (Glasgow) Ltd 

Glasgow City 

£150,000 

Perth Festival of the Arts Limited 

Perth and Kinross 

£16,000 

Pitch Village Limited 

Perth and Kinross 

£30,000 

Project Ability 

Glasgow City 

£35,000 

Protec 

Angus 

£10,000 

Purple Sand Limited (The Garage) 

Glasgow City 

£150,000 

Pyr Productions Limited 

City of Edinburgh 

£14,500 

Radge Media  

City of Edinburgh 

£113,000 

Raw Material Arts Limited 

Glasgow City 

£20,000 

Regular Limited 

City of Edinburgh 

£75,000 

Robert Heatlie t/a Colorsound Studios 

City of Edinburgh 

£10,000 

Rockhouse 666 Limited (Cathouse) 

Glasgow City 

£150,000 

Rogue Village Productions Ltd 

East Lothian 

£10,000 

Rollerstop CIC 

Glasgow City 

£66,000 

Room 2 Manoeuvre 

East Lothian 

£10,000 

Rowanbank Environmental Arts & Education  

East Lothian 

£10,000 

Rumba Kazz (Boteco de Brasil) 

Glasgow City 

£100,000 

S & G ABERDEEN LTD (Cheerz Bar & Nightclub) 

Aberdeen City 

£140,000 

S M Lighting Scot Ltd 

Glasgow City 

£90,500 

THE SAD INTERNATIONAL LTD 

East Lothian 

£10,000 

Salt 'n' Sauce Promotions Ltd. (The Stand) 

City of Edinburgh 

£250,000 

Scoozi r us (The Shed) 

Glasgow City 

£75,000 

Scotia Arts Ltd 

South Ayrshire 

£10,000 

Scotpanel Display Ltd 

North Lanarkshire 

£50,000 

Scottish Comedy Agency Ltd 

Glasgow City 

£10,000 

Scottish Youth Theatre Ltd 

Glasgow City 

£71,671 

SEALL  

Highland 

£44,000 

Selba Group Ltd (St Vincents) 

Glasgow City 

£80,000 

Sets In Motion Limited 

Aberdeenshire 

£21,500 

Shaper Caper Ltd 

Dundee City 

£26,271 

Signature Works Scotland Ltd (Pitchers) 

North Ayrshire 

£77,000 

Skerryvore Ltd (Oran Mor) 

Glasgow City 

£250,000 

SKERRYVORE MUSIC LTD (Band) 

East Dunbartonshire 

£20,000 

Slam Events Ltd 

Glasgow City 

£65,000 

Smalltown Audio Ltd 

South Ayrshire 

£10,000 

Soulisquoy Printmakers 

Orkney Islands 

£10,000 

Sound Acoustic Productions Ltd 

Glasgow City 

£120,500 

SOUTHSIDE FRINGE CIC 

Glasgow City 

£25,000 

Stills Ltd 

City of Edinburgh 

£38,100 

Storytelling PR LTD 

City of Edinburgh 

£35,000 

The Stove Network Ltd 

Dumfries and Galloway 

£29,500 

Strathearn Artspace SCIO 

Perth and Kinross 

£30,000 

String them up ltd 

Glasgow City 

£10,000 

Stuart McCredie 

Stirling 

£19,315 

Swings & Roundabouts 

Glasgow City 

£10,000 

Tardis Enterprises Limited (AXM) 

Glasgow City 

£70,000 

TGC Leisure Ltd (Aura/Fat Sams plus others) 

Dundee City 

£150,000 

Think Circus CIC 

City of Edinburgh 

£15,107 

Three Stroke Two LTD 

Glasgow City 

£10,000 

Tickets Scotland Ltd 

City of Edinburgh 

£80,000 

Tin Roof 

Dundee City 

£11,000 

Tiree Music Festival CIC  

Argyll and Bute 

£34,000 

Tivoli Theatre Company Ltd 

Aberdeen City 

£150,000 

Toremar Ltd  (BAaD) 

Glasgow City 

£125,000 

Tortoise in a Nutshell 

City of Edinburgh 

£11,000 

Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland 

City of Edinburgh 

£15,605 

TV Events Limited 

City of Edinburgh 

£150,000 

TwentyTwo Promotions 

Glasgow City 

£10,000 

Twisted Artists Limited 

Glasgow City 

£20,000 

two have wits ltd 

Glasgow City 

£20,000 

Unique Events ltd 

City of Edinburgh 

£100,000 

Venice of the North LTD 

Glasgow City 

£15,000 

Venturayr Ltd 

South Ayrshire 

£12,000 

The Village Storytelling Centre 

Glasgow City 

£12,500 

VISION MECHANICS 

City of Edinburgh 

£29,850 

VSL Scotland Limited 

Dundee City 

£30,000 

Watercolour Music Ltd 

Highland 

£10,000 

Wearethedolls Ltd 

West Dunbartonshire 

£59,724 

Welcome Home 

Glasgow City 

£15,500 

Westbeach Limited (Cosmopol) 

Glasgow City 

£80,000 

Whitecart Group Ltd (Savoy) 

Glasgow City 

£150,000 

Wickenburg Ltd (Firewater) 

Glasgow City 

£105,000 

Yo Soy Group Limited (Paradise Palms) 

City of Edinburgh 

£10,000 

Total 

 

£11,751,84 

View the awards by sector and local authority area.  

Updates on all emergency funds are being published regularly on this website and publicised through media and social media communications. 

Contact Information

Claire Thomson

Media Relations & PR Officer

Creative Scotland

+44 141 302 1708

07747606146

claire.thomson@creativescotland.com

Notes to editors

The Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund is one of a series of emergency funds from the Scottish Government being delivered by Creative Scotland to help mitigate the immediate impacts of Covid-19 on the creative and cultural sector. The emergency funds announced by the First Minister on Friday 28 August are as follows: 

  • £5million Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers, which opened for applications on Monday 26 October. The £700K Screen element of these Hardship Funds opened for applications on Tuesday 22 September and closed on Friday 2 October. The Fund - which has been enhanced to £8million from an additional £3milion from the Scottish Government announced on Tuesday 3 November - will reopen for further applications on Tuesday 10 November.  
  • £3.5million Independent Cinemas Recovery and Resilience Fund, which opened for applications on Monday 14 September with a deadline of Monday 5 October. Recipients were announced on Tuesday 3 November. 
  • £3.5million additional funds for Creative Scotland’s Open Fund which is open for applications to individuals and organisations on a rolling basis.  
  • A £3million Youth Arts funding package comprising of at least £1.2million through the Access to Youth Arts Fund  open to applications until Thursday 12 November; £700,000 Small Grants Scheme which opened on Thursday 24 September until Monday 2 November; £50,000 assigned to the Time to Shine Nurturing Talent Fund, and an additional £1,050,000 allocated to support a number of targeted national and local area youth music and wider youth arts organisations. Assessments of applications to the targeted strand of this fund are underway and decisions are being communicated 
  • £1.5million for the Culture Collective programme (part of the £5million Sustaining Creative Practice Fund, referred to in the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government), supporting organisations employing freelance artists to work in and with communities across Scotland. The programme launched on Tuesday 3 November. 

Previously announced funds from the Scottish Government are: 

The Scottish Government emergency funds being administered through Creative Scotland are part of the Scottish Government’s announcement of Friday 28 August of £59million emergency funding for culture and heritage. That funding comes from the £97million in UK Government consequentials for the culture and heritage sectors. 

This is in addition to the £23.5million previously awarded through the Creative, Tourism, Hospitality and Hardship Fund and £128million through the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund

More information about Covid-19 funding and resources can be accessed via FindBusinessSupport.gov.scot, and through Creative Scotland’s Resource Directory for COVID-19. 

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. We distribute funding provided by the Scottish Government and The National Lottery. 

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