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Screen Scotland - Production Growth Fund

Support provided by Screen Scotland

What does this involve?

Screen Scotland's Production Growth Fund provides funding for live-action and animated features and live-action and animated high-end television drama series that:

  • create employment and career development opportunities for crews in Scotland
  • use and develop production infrastructure in Scotland
  • work with facilities companies in Scotland
  • deliver a direct and significant economic benefit to the screen production sector in Scotland

The fund has an annual budget of £2 million. Applicants can apply for funding of between £200,000 and £500,000 towards production costs of a project that will be shot and/or post-produced wholly or partially in Scotland. Awards will be in the form of a non-repayable grant.

Applicants must have a minimum Scottish spend of 10:1. For example, if you apply to the Production Growth Fund for £200,000, your production must have a minimum Scottish spend of £2,000,000. 

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are a film production company registered in the UK and:

  • have an eligible screen project in an advanced stage of development and financing
  • aim to start budgeted prep within 12 weeks of a funding decision being made

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Film production companies registered in the UK. 

How long does this take?

Decisions will take up to 12 weeks from the date Screen Scotland receive your application. 

Important information

Applicants must submit a full and complete application at least 12 weeks before their anticipated first day of principal photography in Scotland. 

There are no deadlines and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the annual budget is allocated in each financial year. 

Next steps

Visit the Screen Scotland website for more information and to download the guidance and application form.

Support provided by Screen Scotland