Small seed funding (grant and loan options) for sole traders, start-ups and small businesses in England (outside of London) for their creative business ideas.

The Creative Enterprise New Ideas Fund is a programme designed to help screen-based businesses move away from working project-to-project and develop more sustainable businesses.

Through the Fund, Creative England is able to offer small seed funding to sole traders, start-ups and small firms for their creative business ideas. The programme aims to support untapped talent and allow talented people to find finance for their ideas.

Investments of between £500 and £15,000 are available for emerging and new screen-based storytelling business proposals, including new business ideas, business proposals and business costs.

Newer companies and proposals looking for lower amounts are likely to receive grants, whilst higher-value proposals and more established companies are likely to be offered loans.

Screen-based storytelling business based in the English regions, outside of London, may apply. ‘Screen-based’ comprises those working in film, TV, animation, games and/or immersive media (or a non-screen-based business looking to diversify what the company offers, eg through VR/AR).

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however, Creative England encourages applicants to apply at their earliest convenience.


Creative Enterprise

Creative England

Tel: 0844 824 6042


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