Creative Industry Finance
Creative Industry Finance is an initiative offering business development support and access to finance for creative industry enterprises.
Following the success of a two year pilot programme in London and the Yorkshire and Humber regions, Creative Industry Finance was launched across England in September 2014.
On the pilot programme, we supported more than 400 creative enterprises with over 1900 hours of free one-to-one business support, and provided almost £900,000 in loan finance to a wide range of businesses. We also helped lever in a further £540,000 in loan finance from alternative sources. Since the England-wide launch, nearly 150 applications have been received and many have already been matched with a business advisor.