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The Create Growth Programme: How Can Your Business Benefit?

The Create Growth Programme is designed to support small creative industry businesses that are ambitious and want to scale. It provides a combination of grants and individually-targeted business support.
The programme is limited to businesses based in specific areas of the country. This includes Brighton & Hove and West and East Sussex. Wired Sussex is one of the accredited delivery partners for the programme.
Businesses can currently apply for Create Growth Programme grants of up to £30,000 from Innovate UK.  The grants are effectively seed funding for developing intellectual property or a new revenue stream, product, service or experience. 
To apply, you will need to be a small or micro business, operating in a defined creative industry sector including TV, film and video, immersive, gaming and software, music, performance, marketing, architecture, visual art and designer fashion.
If you are successful with your grant application, you will receive support from Wired Sussex, Screen South, Creative UK and others to develop your idea and work on attracting further investment into your business.
The call for applications for the grants is open now and closes 11am on 8th February.
Full details of eligibility and how to apply here.

We recommend watching the virtual briefing event, which outlines the grant programme further and provides more information about what it can offer your organisation.

Creative industry businesses in our region that have growth ambitions can apply to receive bespoke business support through Create Growth even if you don’t apply for the grants, and you can register your interest in receiving that here.

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Phil Jones

Hi, I'm the Director of Innovation and Projects at Wired Sussex, I deliver our portfolio of regional creative technology projects and support our innovation hub, the FuseBox.

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