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Further emergency support for culture

Earlier this afternoon, the Scottish Government Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, confirmed in Parliament further emergency support for culture, saying the following:

“A further £25 million will support the culture sector through the second round of the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund and the Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund.  This will be targeted at those who previously received support from these funds and those who were eligible but did not get support.”

A Scottish Government news release issued this afternoon can be read here: Transforming Scotland’s economy - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

In response, Creative Scotland’s CEO, Iain Munro said:

“We welcome confirmation today from the Scottish Government of £25m in additional emergency funding to help cultural organisations in Scotland address the challenges they are facing due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

“We are now working to finalise the details of this funding, which will be offered as a further iteration of the Performing Arts Venues Recovery Fund and the Culture Organisations and Venues Relief Fund, and further details on eligibility and how to apply will be announced later next week.”

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Notes to editors

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