Freelancer Grant - Closed

This is a grant to provide financial assistance for freelancers in the cultural sectors that are facing financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.


The purpose of the grant is to support freelancers in the cultural sectors facing financial challenges in the period from April 2020 - April 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. 


We have fully allocated the funds currently available to the Local Authority. By completing the form below, your name will now be added to a reserve list. Welsh Government are looking at options to secure more resource for the fund.


The Welsh Government Cultural Recovery Fund decision is to process the Freelancer Grant in two parts. 


Who can apply?

Support is available to assist freelancer professionals whose work has direct creative/cultural outcomes, who work in the four key sub sectors:

  • The Arts

  • Creative Industries

  • Arts and Heritage Events

  • Culture and Heritage

This funding is specifically for creative/cultural subsectors and roles that have been forced to cease work and/or face difficultly restarting because of the impact of Covid restrictions. Those in roles that have been able to continue at previous or near previous levels of activity (e.g. architects, graphic designers, games designers etc.) with or without support should not apply.


You will also be eligible if you’re employed part-time and also have a freelance professional creative practice, however please note this grant is targeted at freelancers in most need of support due to loss of earnings as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.


If you have received previous support from either the Government Job Retention Scheme and Self employment Income Support Scheme and are experiencing financial challenges you are still eligible for this fund.


You will not be eligible if:  
  • you are a freelancer working in the sport sector
  • you have recently received funding from the Start Up Grant launched in June 2020 to help new businesses survive the economic consequences of coronavirus (Covid-19)

For further information on this support please read the Freelancer Guidance Notes:


Apply for a Freelancer Grant

If you have read the guidance, are eligible for the grant and wish to apply, please complete the application form: 


When submitting your application you will be required to complete all the requested fields together with the required evidence documents noted below.  Please refer to the guidance notes for examples and more detail.  Scanned documents and photos are acceptable forms of evidence for this purpose:


  1. Proof of identification
  2. Proof of address
  3. Proof of some work between April 2019 - July 2020 and proof of work cancelled between April 2020 - March 2021
  4. Bank statement
  5. Unique Tax Reference (UTR)

If you need to contact the team, please use the email address below: 

(Note: Do not use the email address to make an application, please use the link above to access the application form.  Contacting the team through the email address will not put you in the queuing system.



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