Creative Scotland/Young Scot Creative Enterprise Fund
Looking for funding?
Find out how the Creative Enterprise Fund could help you release your creative potential!
Creative Scotland and Young Scot have launched a new fund to support young people, aged 15-22, in activities which allow them to flourish within the creative industries.
Want to get into the creative industries? Do you have an enterprising idea or project?
The Creative Enterprise Fund can offer awards of up to £200 for individuals or £750 for groups of two or more young people, where one of a pair or two thirds of any larger group are aged between 15-22.
have an enterprising project or activity in mind that you would love to make a reality?
want to run your own local youth dance class?
aspire to produce your own theatre productions?
want to get your band off the ground or make a career out of your filmmaking interest?
The Creative Enterprise Fund can support a variety of enterprising ventures within the creative industries.
What does the fund support?
The Creative Enterprise Fund aims to support young people to progress into, and flourish within, the creative industries. It aims to encourage enterprising and innovative ideas and assist young people to become creative leaders.
The fund is unable to award funding for holiday schools/courses or provide support for travel and living expenses.
The fund is unable to support projects or activities that have already started. Therefore we strongly advise that you submit an application at least ten weeks before the project/activity start date.
Further details on the criteria for the fund can be found on the PDF application form on the right hand side of this page under "Related Documents".
Who can apply?
The fund is open to young people living in Scotland aged 15-22. Applications from professional creative organisations cannot be accepted.
Detailed information on the criteria for the fund can be found on the PDF application form on the right hand side of this page under "Related Documents".
How to apply?
Applications should be submitted using the Creative Enterprise Fund application form, either online or by hand. A link to the PDF form can be found on the right hand side of this page and click here for the online form. Please do add in any other supporting documents; including photo's, links to YouTube videos etc. The more creative the better.
We advise all applicants to read the guidance notes prior to applying. The guidance notes for applicants can be found on the right hand side of this page under "Related Documents".
Applicants are required to provide details of a referee as part of their application. The referee should be someone independent who knows you/your group, including your experience and skills, and would be able to comment on your application if contacted by Young Scot.
Guidance notes for referees can be found on the right hand side of this page under "Related Documents".
The Creative Enterprise Fund Grants Committee meets every two months, the next deadline for applications is Monday 22nd July 2013.
Applicants should expect to hear if they have been successful in the week beginning 5th August 2013.
If you have any questions about the Creative Enterprise Fund, give us a call on 0808 801 0338 (Mon to Fri, 10am - 6pm) or send us an email: email@example.com.
Full terms and conditions for the fund can be found on the right hand side of this page under "Related Documents".
Other Arts fund options
If your project or activity doesn't fit the Creative Enterprise Fund criteria there are other organisations who may be able to help fund you or your group's artistic project or creative idea.