The development of Scotland’s screen workforce is essential to meet the industry’s growth, and to increase its diversity. The Professional Development Fund aims to contribute to this by providing support for individuals working in film and television to access training, mentoring and other professional development activity, nationally and internationally.
Priority will be given to:
- Developments in areas of skills shortages and
- Applicants under-represented in the screen industries.
Who can apply?
Applications are welcome from individuals who live in Scotland and work within the Scottish film and TV sector. The fund is aimed primarily at freelancers. However, applications from individuals working in small and growing screen businesses may be considered if a strong case for public funding is made, and there is a cash contribution from your employer to the budget. Please note that this fund cannot support new entrants to the industry.
How much can I apply for?
You can apply to this fund for any amount between £250 and £5,000 (not including personal access costs).
When can I apply?
The fund is open all year round and you can apply at any time.
How to apply
Read the guidance for full information, including the fund’s eligibility criteria and priorities.
Once you're ready, you can apply online using our online application portal.
To make your application, you will first need to create your own account in our online application portal.
From your account you will be able to work on a draft of your application online, save it as you go along and come back to it before submitting.
- To create an account go to https://my.creativescotland.com/signup
- Fill out the simple registration form
- You will be asked to verify the account by email
- Once verified, you can log in and begin your application
Please ensure you have read the guidance document (available to download below) and Funding Privacy Notice fully before you complete the application form.
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Monitoring and Reporting
If you have any further questions about this fund, please contact our Enquiries Service. You can do this by email, through our website or social media.