Grants for UK High Growth Creative Small Businesses

Organisation: Create Growth
Deadline: 19/06/24
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The Create Growth Programme provides a package of targeted support for high-growth creative businesses to scale, build investor networks and reach their potential. The funding is designed to help creative firms explore new innovation projects as a stimulus for growth.

Approximately £3 million has been allocated to fund growth-focused innovation projects. Each project’s grant funding request must be between £10,000 and £30,000.

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Applications are invited from UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the creative industries. Creative industries are those which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property.

Applicants must be focused on one or more of these creative industry sub-sectors:

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

Businesses must be registered in one of the twelve regions in England appointed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS):

  • Greater Manchester
  • Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire
  • North East of England
  • West of England and Cornwall
  • South East Coast
  • Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Greater Lincolnshire
  • Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
  • Hull and East Yorkshire
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire
  • Devon
  • Hertfordshire

Applications are open between 7 May 2024 and 19 June 2024 (11:00).

Organisation: Create Growth
Deadline: 19/06/24
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