Welsh Government: COVID-19 Response Package for the Creative Industries

By PPA Staff

4 May 2020

The Welsh Government has announced a £18 million package for creative industries, culture and sport sectors, to help relieve the immediate impact of COVID-19.

The measures include a £1 million Creative Wales Fund to provide support for the publishing sector, offering financial support to businesses as they generate content and new digital experiences. The scheme also applies to the TV industry and includes further support for grassroots music venues to respond to immediate pressures (up to £25K per business).

Other schemes include a £7 million Arts Resilience Fund to support artists and arts organisations, £8 million Sport Resilience Fund, £1 million Cultural Resilience Fund for museums, conservation services, archives and public libraries, £750k Emergency Relief Fund to support the smallest and most vulnerable independent sector sport, museum and heritage organisations, and a £250k Digital Library Resources fund.

More details about how publishers can access the Creative Wales Fund can be found here.