Applications open in Wales for Freelancer Grant – Round 2

Posted May 19, 2021 in  COVID-19 | Economy | Employment

Applications are now open for the Welsh Freelancer Grant – Round 2. Funding opened at 12:00pm on 17th May and will close at 5:00pm on Tuesday 1st June.

The grant provides financial assistance for freelancers in the cultural sectors.

It Is opening to new applications and for those continuing to face financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

 Support is available to assist freelancer professionals whose work has direct creative/cultural outcomes, who work in the five key sub sectors: 

  • The Arts
  • Creative Industries 
  • Arts and Heritage
  • Events
  • Culture and Heritage

The priority for this round is helping those who remain affected by the pandemic (writers/musicians/those working in events, theatre, etc).  Freelancers from the wedding industries including photographers, music providers, etc and freelancers from the events industries are eligible.

Want to know if you are eligible? You can check here: 

COVID-19 Support for Business | Business Wales (

You will also be eligible if you are employed part-time and have a freelance professional creative practice. However, Income will be taken into account as part of the assessment. 

If you have received previous support from either the Government Job Retention Scheme and Self-employment Income Support Scheme and are experiencing financial challenges you are still eligible for this fund. However, you will be given a lower priority against those of similar income that have not received SEISS.

Please check the Business Wales website for further details and eligibility: COVID-19 Support for Business | Business Wales (