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Make:IT:Happen Fund: A second funding cycle

In a second funding cycle of the Make:IT:Happen Fund, Scotland’s arts, culture, and heritage organizations have received an £89,000 investment.

This second award will help 14 organizations to digitally develop a wide variety of opportunities including digital time travelling to 3D archaeological sites, global streaming of live piping events from the National Piping Centre, and support for independent and community managed museums in the Highlands to become more ecofriendly.

This is the second of five cycles of funding opportunities aimed at enabling Scotland’s creative community to increase business capability, capacity, and creativity across four digital investment funds:

  • AmbITion Approach: supports organizations during the early stages of their digital development by providing an external specialist to help them assess and develop a wide-reaching strategy for organizational change.
  • Digital Content Development: gives organizations the opportunity to enhance their digital development activity through the creation, or better use of digital content.
  • Organizational Development: supports organizations to take advantage of digital technologies to grow their businesses, develop ideas, and improve operational capacity.
  • Sustainable AmbITion: supports organizations to be carbon-aware and improve their environmental credentials through funding for new digital technologies or approaches.

A further three application periods for the Make:IT:Happen Fund are planned:

  • January – March 2013 (decisions by April 30, 2013)
  • April – June 2013 (decisions by July 31, 2013)
  • July – September 2013 (decisions by October 30, 2013).

For more details, please consult the AmbITion Scotland and Creative Scotland websites.

The Make:IT:Happen Fund is part of AmbITion Scotland, a digital development program designed to support individuals and organizations working in the arts, culture, and heritage sectors in Scotland. It is funded by the National Lottery via Creative Scotland (as part of Creative Scotland’s Cultural Economy program).


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