Introducing the Creative Skills Fund. This new funding opportunity has been set up to support the skills priorities of our creative industries as outlined in the Creative Skills Action Plan. The fund aims to address the skills priorities across the music, digital content, and screen sectors in Wales.

What’s the purpose of the fund?

Here at Creative Wales, we want our creative industries to be inclusive and accessible to all. It’s also important to us that we champion an environment where creative companies can continue to grow, and individuals can develop and improve their skills – as well as an environment where existing and emerging talent can be nurtured.

We brought together a Creative Skills Advisory Panel – a group of industry experts – to look at ways that we can support the industry. Starting with a new skills action plan, we identified ten priorities for the creative sectors in Wales that need further support.

The Creative Skills Fund will be looking for project proposals that deliver against those ten priorities, which you can read in our action plan.

Who can apply?

The Creative Skills Fund is aimed at organisations and businesses with a track record of delivering high-quality skills and training projects within the creative industries.

There is up to £800,000 available for projects in this funding round. Between £15,000-£200,000 will be available for each successful project for the eligible period from 21 September 2022 to 31st March 2024.

How to apply

Applicants will need to answer all sections of the application form and include all requested supporting information, including full financial details and planned milestone payment schedules for the grant.

Please send your completed application form to CreativeWalesFundingSupport@gov.wales. The Creative Wales team will not provide comments on completed application forms.

Before you apply

You must read the full guidance below before submitting your application.

Our team can provide advice on eligibility. For an application form please email CreativeWalesFundingSupport@gov.wales.

Please note – discussing your project with a team member does not imply approval or assessment of your proposal. This is a competitive scheme where all projects will be assessed and scored to a standard criterion.

 

One more thing…

This call for funding proposals will open on Wednesday 21 September 2022 and will close to applications at 12pm Monday 7 November. Make sure you get your application in on time as no late applications will be considered.

Downloads

Creative Skills Fund guidance notes.