However, every project has one thing in common – the impact it makes on Scotland’s cultural life and on our people. The C&BS Fund doesn’t simply bring culture closer to business, it brings culture closer to everyone.
Animation | Archaeology | Archives & collections | Art & health | Combined arts | Community heritage | Craft | Dance | Design | Fashion | Festivals (including youth, community, film, general, literature, military, music & ethnic) | Film & TV | Galleries | Historic buildings & monuments | Industrial, maritime & transport | Intangible heritage (including stories, traditions & concepts) | Land & biodiversity (including urban green spaces & parks) | Libraries | Literature | Music | Museums | Street arts | Theatre | Visual arts
The business sponsor receives an agreed package of benefits in recognition of the fact that their investment has enabled this match funding and heightened the impact of the project or activities.
The maximum match funding a culture organisation can apply for is £14,000 and the minimum is £1,000. Both cash and in-kind sponsorship by the business sponsor are eligible and must come from the sponsor’s own funds, goods or services.
If there is more than one business sponsoring the same culture project or activity, a separate application must be made with each business.
Full eligibility criteria and terms and conditions can be found in our C&BS Application Guidelines. Please read thoroughly before beginning your application!
“The payment of funds or goods-in-kind by a business organisation to a culture organisation in exchange for agreed benefits. These benefits might include promotion of the business’s name, products or services. The sponsorship provided must be part of the business’s general promotional expenditure and can address its promotional work, corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and/or staff development.”
For the cultural project or activity being sponsored, the match funding provided through the C&BS Fund may be used to get a project off the ground or take it to a wider audience; to buy materials or equipment or to pay for venue hire; or to cover key contributors’ fees or enhance presentation or production qualities.
A culture organisation can receive C&BS Fund match funding up to the value of £14,000 in any one financial year. The year runs from 1 April to 31 March, and applicants can make multiple applications in the same financial year with either an existing or new business sponsor, providing the total sum applied for is £14,000 or under. A business sponsor can only receive match funding benefits, through the C&BS Fund, capped at a total value of £14,000 in any financial year. This can be set against sponsorship support for one or a number of culture organisations.