Screen Scotland is launching a hardship fund for those working in the media and film industries affected by the on-going coronavirus pandemic.
The £700,000 fund forms part of the Scottish Government’s £59million emergency funding package for the culture and heritage sectors.
It is open to sole traders and PAYE freelancers and also offers support to those operating under a personal service company structure, who will be able to access this kind of support for the first time.
Screen Scotland said the fund is open to anyone working in the development, production or post production for film and television, who can apply for support of up to £2,000 (or more, where access costs are required).
David Smith, director of Screen at Screen Scotland said: “Scotland’s highly skilled freelance workers have been crucial to the success of Scotland’s screen sector. With the support of the Scottish Government we have secured this much needed support for freelancers facing immediate hardship during this time of unprecedented challenge.”