Creative Business Grants - Now Open!

20 Apr 2021

Creative grants launched 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 (WECA) is launching a new business support programme and grant fund for the cultural and creative sectors, as part of its Regional Recovery Plan. 

 

  1. Creative Business Grants

The Creative Business grants will give creative businesses the funds and guidance you need to review business plans and explore new opportunities in response to the challenges presented by Covid-19. 

The business grants fund creative projects that support recovery and resilience, employ freelance creatives, engage local communities and advance diversity and inclusion.
 Grants will range from £5,000 to £10,000.

Expressions of interest are welcome for the grant now. The fund will open on 19 April 2021.

 

  1. Creative Freelancer Grants

Creative Freelancer grants will give freelancers the funds and guidance needed to adapt business plans and explore new opportunities in response to the challenges presented by Covid-19.

The grant fund will give creative freelancers the opportunity to become more resilient by delivering a project over a time period of up to 6 months that will develop their own creative product, practice or service, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Grants will range from £1,000 - £3,000.

Expressions of interest are welcome for the grant now. The fund will open on 19 April 2021.

 

  1. Cultural and Creative Business Support Programme

The Cultural and Creative Business Support Programme is a sector specific business support programme designed to build resilience and support change in response to Covid-19.

This programme will support individuals and management teams to reformulate and adapt operating and financial models and business plans in response to current challenges.

Expressions of interest are welcome for the grant now. The programme will be open to all sub sectors of the creative industries in May 2021

 

To find out more, and express your interest in the grants or programme, click this link: Creative Grants web page