A FURTHER 30 organisations across Scotland have received a total of £1.4 million through the Scottish Government’s Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund.

The funding provides emergency support to venues and organisations covering comedy, music, nightclubs, performing arts, publishing, visual arts, as well as festivals and cultural support infrastructure.

Designed to protect jobs and support the sustainability of organisations threatened with insolvency by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, it follows the announcement of £11.75m awarded to 203 organisations and venues through this fund earlier this month.

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Culture Secretary, Fiona Hyslop said: “The £15m [fund] is crucial for supporting the culture sector through this pandemic and is designed to help organisations cope with the immediate issues they are facing and to help save jobs.

“This emergency funding will be a lifeline for a wide range of organisations from craft to theatre, galleries to production companies. We are determined to do everything within our powers to support the culture sector and we will continue to work closely with stakeholders and Creative Scotland to provide additional help where needed.”

Iain Munro, CEO, Creative Scotland said: “Today’s announcement forms part of a broader package of support for people and organisations that we are working at pace to deliver on behalf of the Scottish Government, with more to come.”