DCMS – Create Growth £3 Million Support Package to Scale Up Creative Businesses

Funder: GOV.UK

Funding Available: £20,000 - £50,000, £5,000 - £20,000

Closing Date: 19 June, 2024

Available to: Community Interest Companies, Constituted Groups, Not for Profit Groups, Public Sector Organisation, Registered Charities

Type of Fund: Government

About this Funding:

UK-registered micro, small, and medium enterprises in the creative sector can apply for a share of £3 million in government funding for innovation projects to grow their businesses.

The Create Growth Programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £30,000, alongside targeted business support packages, to help creative businesses scale and become investment ready.

Eligible businesses include those operating in:

  • 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

The programme is accepting applications from businesses in twelve regions across England:

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

The deadline for applications is 11am on the 19th June 2024.

Funding Criteria:

More information available directly from the funder.

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