Creative England is offering creative digital businesses in the South West the chance to apply for a third round of Business Strategy and Innovation Vouchers.
The scheme provides companies (SMEs) with £1,000 – £5,000 to subsidise much of the cost of procuring expert third party services in order to aid growth.
Funded by the Creative Industries iNet programme through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Regional Growth Fund (RGF), the initiative focuses strongly on digital innovation and business strategy.
The Creative England Innovation Programme helps creative companies build and sell innovative products and services more successfully. This work is delivered through structured projects – which include seed investment, mentoring, marketing, and business support, planning and strategy. These projects help companies jump over business barriers to grow more quickly and profitably.
You need to be a private company registered in England and operating in a creative digital sector e.g. web, video and interactive, digital marketing, media.
In order to apply to this round, businesses must be based in Bristol, Dorset, Devon, Wiltshire, Somerset or Gloucestershire, and be able to provide a total equalling 30% of the requested amount in match funding.
For more information, guidelines and to apply, please visit Creative England’s website.
Deadline for applications: 27 February 2015.