Scenes for Survival Hardship Fund – How to make an Application


25 Aug 2020

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The Scenes for Survival Hardship Fund is a fundraising campaign launched by the National Theatre of Scotland in association with the The Federation of Scottish Theatre, the McGlashan Charitable Trust and leading Scottish Theatre organisations, to raise money for those in the sector who derive a significant proportion of their income from working in the Scottish Theatre sector.

All donations to this fund will go directly to provide support to those most impacted in Scotland, be they actors, writers, designers, stage managers, musicians, technicians or any others within the theatre sector who have been hardest hit financially as a result of Covid-19 and are experiencing hardship.

The fund seeks to provide short-term relief to those with most urgent needs at this time, particularly reaching those who have been unable to access support from the Government’s Job Retention Scheme, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme or other any other industry coronavirus emergency (COVID-19) grant schemes.

Applicants must be Scottish and or Scotland based and be over 18 years. Grants will be minimum £500 and maximum £1,000. The McGlashan Charitable Trust will ensure equitable distribution of the money raised. Applications can be made online on the McGlashan Charitable Trust website opening at 12pm on Monday 31st August to 5pm on Friday 4th September.

Since 1992, The McGlashan Charitable Trust has provided grants to individuals for postgraduate study and to charitable organisations focused predominantly on the Arts in Scotland. The McGlashan Charitable Trust is a Scottish registered charity no: SC020930.

Please note the deadline has now passed for applications to the Scenes for Survival Hardship fund. The McGlashan Charitable Trust will communicate funding decisions no later than Friday 9th October.