Broadcast Content Fund

Development and production funding for broadcast projects by eligible Scottish production companies.

Please note:

In response to the impact of Covid-19, Screen Scotland has created a Single Project Development Funding Route for broadcast and TV content.

The Single Project Development funding routes will provide £1million of ring-fenced funding for Scotland’s independent film and television production companies, supporting them to develop creative and ambitious single projects across film and television in scripted and unscripted genres, for live-action and animation over the coming 3-6 months.

The aim of these funds is to provide a fresh focus for development activity and help producers and production companies focus their energies and plans for future production.

The original Broadcast Content Fund is still open for slate development and production or production applications, full details below.


The Broadcast Content Fund aims to help the sustainable growth of Scotland’s broadcast production sector, encouraging the development of new projects, the scaling up of already successful activities and the production of commissioned programmes.

The Fund has an allocation of £3m for the period 2018/19 and will prioritise projects which have the potential to generate lasting benefits to build companies of scale, reflect or promote Scottish culture, creativity and diversity, as well as projects which offer significant opportunities to people currently under-represented in the screen sector.

The Broadcast Content Fund accepts applications for all genres of broadcast content including factual and scripted programming where there is a clear and demonstrable need for public funding.


Routes to Funding

  1. Broadcast Content Development Funding: Support towards the development costs of a single project or a slate of projects.
  2. Broadcast Content Production Funding: Support towards the production costs of a single project (one-off or a series).

Application Process

If you are interested in applying for this fund, please ensure you have read the guidelines and Funding Privacy Notice fully before you complete the application form.

Download the Broadcast Content Fund Guidance (PDF, opens in a new window)

Download the Broadcast Content Fund Application Form (Word, opens in a new window)

Download the Equalities Monitoring Form (Word, opens in a new window)

View the Funding Privacy Notice