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West Midlands Create Growth Programme

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Government funded
Provided by Creative UK
Support Types

Does your business have creativity at its heart?

Design, fashion, architecture, film, broadcast, createch, gaming, immersive, publishing, music, theatre, art, heritage, craft or media? 

Are you operating in the West Midlands Combined Authority area?*

Do you need help building your confidence as a founder to make decisions on investment, IP, business structures and growth plans? 

Applications for the Create Growth Programme in the West Midlands are now open. The programme is designed to support growing creative businesses to develop the skills to secure investment and achieve ambitions for growth. It is tailored to the needs of different creative disciplines, their respective markets, governance and distribution models.  Take a look at the website to find out more.  Follow this link to read FAQs before submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI).  
The programme has two stages running in parallel: 

  • Stage 1: 6-month programme starting in April, ‘preparing for investment’ Deadline 1 April  
  • Stage 2: 9 month programme starting in May, ‘get ready for investment’ – Deadline 4 March  

The Create Growth Programme is funded by the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and aims to support creative businesses in planning for growth and exploring and securing commercial investment opportunities.  
The programme will be delivered by Creative UK in partnership with West Midlands Combined Authority and Create Central. 

*Priority will be given to businesses trading or registered within one of the following areas: Birmingham, Solihull, Sandwell, Dudley, Coventry, Walsall, Wolverhampton. We will also consider applicants from certain wider region areas, however a smaller proportion of businesses will be selected from these areas: East Staffordshire, Cannock Chase, Lichfield, Tamworth, North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Rugby, Warwick, Stratford-on-Avon, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Wyre Forest.

Click here to find out more and register your interest

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