COVID-19 Creatives Technical Assistance Grant



The COVID19 Creatives Grant (CCG) Fund is a stimulus programme dedicated to assisting Creative Industries and Sports Practitioners over the course of the next four months, in the production of training and entertainment-based digital content. Creative Industries practitioners must first be registered with the Barbados Artists Registry.


Approved Cultural Practitioners or Cultural Organizations registered under the Barbados National Artists Registry, and sportspersons approved by the National Sports Council. Cultural Practitioners or Cultural Organizations can register at Once approved, they will be given a number and a certificate which recognises them as a cultural practitioner. The approval process takes no longer than 48 hours. Please note that sportspersons are NOT required to register with the Barbados National Artists Registry.


Eligible applicants can do any one of the following:

Click here to complete and submit the application form electronically.

Providing that all documents are received and verified approval can be processed and decisions communicated to applicants within five working days.

Applicants will be notified of the NCF’s decision within 48 hours of the approval being granted, via email or the telephone contact provided.

**Completing an application provides no guarantee of receiving funding assistance.
Unsuccessful applicants will be mentored and encouraged to resubmit amended proposals.


In addition to the completed application form, applicants should have the following:

Quotations and invoices from service providers complete with the service provider’s TAMIS/TIN number, address and contact details and invoice number

A budget itemizing all costs and potential revenue to be generated from the project

Please note that the assessing officer may request additional information around the financial status of your business.


• The use of new technologies to produce and deliver cultural digital content
• New approaches to the teaching and promotion of heritage and sports
• E – books
• Virtual concerts
• Online tutorials in the Arts, culture and sports
• Gaming and animation
• App development
• Design
• Online competitions
• Online game shows


Applicants are required to sign the beneficiary agreement upon notice of approval agreeing to the terms of the grant. This will trigger the disbursement process of the funding. NO FUNDS SHALL BE DISBURSED without signing of the beneficiary agreement.
ALL payments are made to the service providers, talent and producers identified in the proposal in the first instance; any remaining funds may be paid directly to the grant recipient and these shall be signed for and collected by the grant recipient or their authorized collector.

An agreed period of reporting on the project agreed as stated in the beneficiary agreement will require you to submit receipts and a report on the progress of your project. Failure to report may result in the requirement to repay the funds in full.


All applications and assessments are strictly confidential.


Project MUST be digital content

Applicant must benefit from the application i.e. all funds should not go to service providers

Service providers may only benefit from two disbursements of the Fund


If you have already benefited from the Cultural Industries Development Fund, you may still be eligible for the COVID Creative Grant, please get in touch with us to verify.
All created content must be made available for the NCF to distribute on its platforms.

For more information please contact Business Development Officer Ramona Grandison at

Contact us

The National Cultural Foundation
West Terrace,
St. James, Barbados