Finance support for the craft sector in response to the Covid-19 crisis

In partnership with MAKE | Support we are contributing to a programme of resources, advice sessions, commissions and micro-grants to support the craft sector in Scotland during the Covid-19 crisis.

Drawing on our conversations with members and with colleagues in Scottish and UK-wide craft networks, we believe a priority is to support makers, whether self-employed or managing a portfolio of income, and small craft organisations to manage their finances & navigate the current, often overwhelming available financial support. And importantly, to do this in solidarity with others in the Scottish craft sector.

Here’s where we, our partners, and accountant John O’Neill of The O’Neill Partnership can help!

Read the Finance Guide for the Craft Sector during Covid-19 (updated weekly).

Join our Chair Carol Sinclair and accountant John O’Neill at one of two online group finance advice sessions:

Finance for Small Craft Organisations during the Covid-19 Crisis
11:30-12:45, Wednesday 6 May 2020

Finance for Self-Employed Makers during the Covid-19 Crisis
11:30-12:45, Thursday 14 May 2020

With MAKE | Support, we have contributed funds to support six micro-grants of £250 each for makers in Scotland via Visual Arts Scotland‘s (VAS) Emergency Art Workers Support Fund, a second round is open for applications until Friday 15 May 2020.

Visit MAKE | Support for further information about the full programme including fee paying one-to-one finance advice sessions for makers with accountant John O’Neill and commissioned Craft Activity Guides.

MAKE | Support is a programme of resources, advice sessions, commissions and micro-grants to support makers in Scotland in partnership with MAKE and in association with Craft Scotland.

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