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Devon Create Growth Programme

By February 28, 2024Business News
  • Does your business have creativity at its heart?  
  • Do you work in any of the following sub sectors?  design, fashion, architecture, film, broadcast, createch, gaming, immersive, publishing, music, theatre, art, heritage, craft, media 
  • Are you operating in Devon?
  •  Is your business a Ltd Company, CIC or Charity? 
  • As a founder, do you need help building your confidence to make decisions on investment, IP, business structures and growth plans?   

The Create Growth Programme is funded by the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and aims to support creative businesses in planning for growth and exploring and securing commercial investment opportunities. 

The programme is being delivered by Creative UK in partnership with West of England Combined Authority, Plymouth City Council, Torbay Council, Devon County Council, Exeter City Council, University of Plymouth, Plymouth Culture and Real Ideas Organisation.  There are two free business support programmes on offer this year to creative businesses. 

Stage 1 is a light touch 6 month programme for start ups that want to explore sustainable business models – getting their creative visions balanced with cashflow! Deadline 4th March. 

Stage 2 is a longer bespoke programme for businesses wanting to grow. We provide workshops, mentoring and access to finance that get you growing . Deadline 1st March

Grow Your Business is designed to help creative businesses like yours. The programme will support you to develop the skills to secure investment so that you can achieve your ambitions for your company to grow. It is tailored to the needs of different creative disciplines, their respective markets, governance and distribution models.  

Deadlines for applications are coming up in March and April so its a good time to take a look at the website and get in touch with one of the Creative UK team members to talk through your options. 

Devon Create Growth Programme – Creative UK (