Production Growth Fund


Type of incentiveFilm Fund
Qualifying formats
  • - Feature film - fiction (theatrical)
  • - TV Film or TV series - fiction
  • - Post production/special effects for film & tv (fiction)
Qualifying productions
  • - National productions
  • - Foreign productions
  • - Co-productions


Benefit as a % of spend0.00
Financial cap per production-
Do I have to register/set up a company?No
Does foreign cast/crew paid in their home country/region qualify as expenditure? No
Do foreign cast/crew have to pay tax in the host country/state/region? No
Does travel to/from country/region qualify as expenditure? Yes
Can a production qualify for other national incentives such as cultural programmes if it qualifies for this incentive? No
Criteria to access the benefit
  • - Minimum percentage of the film that must be shot in the region: 0.00%
When will the benefit/incentive be received?
    Additional incentives or advantages
    • - - Awards are likely to range from £200,000 up to a maximum of £500,000. - The ratio of the Estimated Scottish Spend to the level of funding requested should be a minimum of 8:1. Producers based within and outside Scotland can apply if they are able to demonstrate that by accessing the Production Growth Fund they will secure major production and/or post-production expenditure within Scotland, employing cast and crew based in Scotland, and/ or using Scotland-based production facilities companies, thereby significantly increasing the economic benefit to Scotland. If you are a producer based outside Scotland, the attachment of a Co-Producer based in Scotland could enhance the overall benefits for Scotland, which taken together with a significant spend to funding ratio will strengthen your application. Applications for the support of projects that aim to maximise training opportunities for crew based in Scotland are encouraged and welcome. The Fund has a budget of £2m for the period 2018/19 and is available to qualifying productions in the form of a non-recoupable grant. Your project must be in an advanced stage of development and financing and you should be aiming to commence budgeted prep within 12 weeks of a decision being made. You will be required to supply a full production budget, production schedule, post production schedule and finance plan along with your application.