Creative Enterprise New Ideas Fund

Creative Enterprise is a scheme to help England’s creative businesses become more sustainable.

Ongoing opportunity

Trying to set up your own creative business, well…

Creative Enterprise is a scheme to help England’s creative businesses become more sustainable. Rather than working project to project, which isn’t a reliable way to earn money or retain employees, we want to help you start a business or to keep your current business active with the potential to grow.          

New Ideas Fund:

Creative England is able to offer small seed funding to sole traders, start-ups and small businesses for their creative business ideas. Our previous investment schemes have been aimed at established companies but we want to change that with our New Ideas Fund. We want to find untapped talent and fund new ideas.

What is the fund?

Through BFI-Lottery funding, we are able to offer investments between £500 and £15,000 for emerging and new screen based storytelling business proposals. Newer companies and proposals looking for lower amounts are likely to receive grants whilst higher-value proposals and more established companies are likely to be offered loans. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Who is it for?
  • Screen based storytelling businesses in the English regions.
  • Your idea must be for a screen based industry; i.e. film, television, animation, games, immersive media or tech that supports these industries.

Find out more here

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