DCMS Create Growth Fund: Competition 3 Briefing

Deadline: 10/05/24
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UK registered creative SMEs within appointed regions, can apply for grant funding alongside private investment from selected investor partners to support growth. Attend this briefing event to find out more.

Event Details


10.00 – 12.00



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Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is to fund up to £6 million in innovation projects. This funding is from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Create Growth Programme.

This is the next funding competition for this Government programme.

About the event

The DCMS Create Growth Investor Partnership programme brings together:

Innovate UK’s expertise in identifying innovation and using grant funding to change the risk profile of businesses in the creative industries.

Investor partners’ aligned funding and expertise in identifying opportunities and teams that can best use extra investment finance.

This competition is specifically for businesses registered or operational in the successfully appointed Create Growth Programme Regions.

Specific Themes

The creative industries are defined by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Your project must focus on one or more of the following sub-sectors:

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Architecture
  • Crafts
  • Design and designer fashion
  • Film
  • IT, gaming, software and computer services
  • Museums, galleries and libraries
  • Music, performing and visual art
  • Photography
  • Publishing
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video

Creative industry businesses refer to those with a high intensity of creative occupations. You can refer to the DCMS Economic Estimates for a list of the sub-sectors and their associated SIC codes, that DCMS classifies under the creative industries.

Deadline: 10/05/24
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