The world and global economy is in disarray as the response to the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies. Many in the creative sector are facing challenging times, budgets are being slashed, social-distancing policies are affecting those who make their income on the basis of physical interaction with customers. The creative sector is amongst some of the industries that has been hit hard in the face of the pandemic. In particular, many freelancers and small business owners are feeling the financial strain when trying to maintaining their health, abide to stringent lockdown measures and pay their bills.
Thankfully, the financial difficulties creatives are facing has been recognised. A number of organisations are mobilising resources for artists affected by COVID-19.
We've rounded up a few opportunities available for artists, freelancers and small businesses. We will continue to update this list regularly. Please vet the information provided accordingly to know if you are eligible for the fund.
If there are any other opportunities you would like to recommend please drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Support and Funding - UK
Universal Credit, UK
Bridging Bursary, Scotland
Society of Authors Fund
Financial Support and Funding - International
PRS Emergency Fund Relief, (International)
Gulbenkian Emergency Fund Covid-19, (International)
Advice, Wellbeing & Personal Development Resources
Mind - Tips and advice for coping with stress and anxiety caused by Covid-19