Independent Cinema Recovery and Resilience Fund

Funding to bridge the immediate financial gap faced by independently owned cinemas during reopening and operation in the short-term.

Application Process

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

Applications are now open. Please submit your application through the online application portal.

Download the Independent Cinema Recovery and Resilience Fund Guidance (PDF, opens in a new window)

Download the Independent Cinema Recovery and Resilience Fund Cashflow Template (MS Excel, opens in a new window)

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

View the Privacy Notice

If you would like to see a guide to the questions you will be asked in the online application form, download the Independent Cinema Recovery and Resilience Fund Application Form Questions Guide (PDF, opens in a new window)


About the fund

The Independent Cinema Recovery and Resilience Fund aims to bridge the significant immediate financial gap faced by independently owned cinemas during reopening and operation in the short-term. The financial support will cover a proportion of venue fixed costs until end of March 2021. The total budget for this fund is £3.5m. The funding comes from the Scottish Government.

We are looking for applications from organisations who are owned and operated in Scotland and who run independent cinema venues providing a year-round programme of primarily new release titles, and who show (or were showing pre-lockdown) at least 9 screenings per week on DCP.

Fund timeline

Applications open at 12 noon, Monday 14 September 2020. The online application portal will open for applications. The application deadline is 12 noon on Monday 5 October 2020.

Decisions will be made on the week commencing 26 October 2020, we will aim to notify all applicants of our decision during this week.