Support for the Creative & Leisure Sectors

Support for the Creative & Leisure Sectors

For support opportunities and resources to help businesses through the COVID-19 crisis please click here 

Freelancer Fund - Phase 3

The Phase 3 of the Freelancer Fund will open for applications on Monday 23 November 2020.

In this phase we will also look to support freelancers who work in events that have been significantly impacted by the Pandemic, including those working in weddings and corporate events, but not sport events. It is the intention that those wedding photographers who have applied and been rejected in earlier phases 

The length of time phase 3 remains open across Wales will depend on the number of applications received across all local authorities.

If there are any accessibility issues for you that might prevent you from completing an online application form please call the Business Wales helpline on 03000 6 03000 otherwise start the tool and follow the simple step by step guide.

Check your eligibility and apply here 

£1m Cultural Resilience Fund

To respond to short-term pressures and recovery actions on a grant application basis for

  • museums
  • collections
  • conservation services
  • archives
  • community and public libraries .

To apply email CultureAndSport.Covid19@gov.wales with an outline of your requirements (no more than 200 words).

£8m Sport Resilience Fund

To support sports clubs and partner networks which play such a vital role in ensuring the nation is able to remain active and enjoy all the health and wellbeing benefits that sport brings. More information 

£750k Emergency Relief Fund

To support the smallest and most vulnerable independent sector sport, museum and heritage organisations with cash flow and other critical issues.

This includes two grant programmes administered by the Welsh Museums Federation and Sport Wales.

£250k Digital Library Resources

  • To help public libraries provide digital resources to the public
  • Gives people resources to read and engage with whilst self-isolating