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Posted 18 April 2024

Culture & Business Scotland Fund set to reopen, boosting culture and business collaboration

Having invested over £3 million in almost 170 business and culture sector partnerships across Scotland since 2017, the Culture & Business Scotland Fund (C&BS Fund) is returning for its seventh year with a renewed focus on boosting collaboration between the two powerhouse sectors.

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Posted 04 December 2023

Why the culture sector’s subsidy or bust approach must change

Last week, our Chief Executive David Watt appeared in Scottish Business Insider, discussing why it’s so important for the culture and business sectors in Scotland to come together to move away from subsidies and build a sustainable future.

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Posted 20 November 2023

An Update on The Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Act 2023 from our Head of Board Development, Catriona Reynolds

The Bill for this Act of the Scottish Parliament – which makes changes to the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 – was passed by the Parliament on 28th June 2023 and received Royal Assent on 9th August 2023.  The key provisions of the 2023 Act are not yet in force and the 2005 Act remains unchanged, for now.  No action is needed at the moment, but OSCR will provide guidance and advice for charities over the coming months.

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Posted 02 October 2023

C&BS statement on the cut to Creative Scotland budget from Scottish Government

Creative Scotland has announced that the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Angus Robertson, in a letter to Chief Executive, Iain Munro on 20 September, has confirmed the Scottish Government has reapplied a 10% cut to their Grant in Aid Budget for 2023-24, and that this £6.6m sum has not been included in the Autumn Budget Revisions.

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Posted 06 September 2023

Announcing two senior appointments at Culture & Business Scotland

We are delighted to announce two key appointments to drive the delivery of our mission of enhancing relationships between the culture and business sectors.

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