Date lodged: 13 October 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will increase funding to Creative Scotland in response to the reduced funding that it is reported it will receive from the National Lottery.
Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 25 October 2017
The Scottish Government is discussing with Creative Scotland the impact of the forecast reductions in lottery income, which also affect lottery funding for the arts, film, heritage, sport, communities and charities across the UK. There are pressures on all areas of public expenditure with the UK Government’s budget decisions to be announced on 22 November. Creative Scotland’s grant funding will be included in the Scottish Government’s draft 2018-19 budget on 14 December.