World News – GB – Grants Available for Swansea Cultural and Creative Freelancers


Swansea Council to offer grants to help self-employed workers in cultural and creative sectors through pandemic

The funding – in the form of one-off payments of £ 2,500 – will help applicants facing financial challenges as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak

The fund will be managed by the council’s cultural, economic and external fundraising teams and will offer grants on a first come, first served basis The application portal will close when all grants are committed

Robert Francis-Davies, a member of the consultancy firm responsible for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: “Many freelancers have been out of work since the lockdown Many creative projects have been shut down or canceled, leaving creations without regular income or support network

« The board wants to make sure our professional artists and creative industries get a helping hand at this critical time We want to help freelancers run their businesses during this national crisis They are an important part of our local economy « 

David Hopkins, member of the cabinet responsible for delivery and operations – and deputy deputy chief, said: “We have put in place a swift and fair process that will help freelancers in our cultural and creative sectors to move forward so that the coronavirus continues to affect society and their affairs

« I urge all affected Swansea freelancers working in the arts, culture, creative industries, heritage or events sectors to apply regardless if they have already received assistance government employment maintenance program or self-employment income support program « 

The freelance scholarship was started by the Welsh government A stipend of around £ 400,000 will be overseen locally by the council and will operate through an online portal

Applicants must show that their business has been affected by the pandemic Applications will include sample documents such as contracts and invoices

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World news – GB – Grants available for Swansea Cultural and Creative Freelancers


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