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Supporting the creative sector

In response to the significant impact the pandemic has had on businesses and individuals working in the creative industries, the West of England Combined Authority has provided increased support to the creative sector, including a new business support programme and grant funding for the cultural and creative sectors.

The Creative Sector Growth Support Programme

This programme will support up to 120 creative businesses and freelancers across 2 cohorts to reformulate their operating and financial models, explore new business opportunities and review business plans in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The programme is aimed at businesses and freelancers across all sectors of the creative industries and all ownership types, with a focus on improving business resilience and supporting recovery.

How to apply

The second round of applications for the Creative Sector Growth Programme is now open. For more information and to apply, visit our dedicated business support service, the West of England Growth Hub.

Visit Growth Hub