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  • Culture and Business Fund Scotland

    Created: 15/05/2024
    News/Events Category: Funding and Finance

    Culture organisations in arts and heritage can now apply to the The Culture & Business Fund Scotland (C&BS), designed to support innovative and mutually beneficial partnerships between culture and business organisations across Scotland, for up to £1 for every £2 invested by business organisations.

    Through the C&BS Fund since the launch of the programme in 2017, a total of just over £3.1 million has been invested with 169 C&BS Fund investments made across all 32 local authority areas. C&BS Fund is an investment programme which receives direct investment from the Scottish Government

    Who can apply

    Non-profit culture organisations delivering cultural activity in Scotland which have attracted a business to sponsor a project or aspect of their work, either in the form of cash or in-kind sponsorship. Culture organisations eligible to apply to the C&BS Fund are:

    • Registered Charities: Charities registered with OSCR (the Scottish Charity Regulator) and undertaking activity related to culture (arts and heritage)
    • Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations: SCIOs registered with OSCR and undertaking activity related to culture (arts and heritage)
    • Community Interest Companies: CICs registered with the Regulator of Community Interest Companies, undertaking activity related to culture (arts and heritage), and with an asset lock in place
    • Companies Limited by Guarantee: Companies Limited by Guarantee registered with Companies House, undertaking activity related to culture (arts and heritage), and with an asset lock in place

    How to apply

    Online via the Culture & Business Fund Scotland website. They ask you to watch a short film which covers the new guidelines. Once you have done this, you can submit an Expression of Interest and will be invited to submit a full application if eligible.

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