Nearly £11 million in grants available for Nottingham businesses
Creative businesses across Nottinghamshire are set to benefit from new targeted support to help attract investment and create jobs.
This is part of the Government’s goal to grow the creative industries by £50 billion by 2030.
A county-wide consortium, known as Creative Growth Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, is one of six areas set to share £10.9m worth of government funding as part of the latest round of the Create Growth Programme. This will help creative businesses access private investment and scale-up advice, to turn today’s start-up founders into tomorrow’s CEOs.
Today,(Monday) the Culture Secretary is doubling the areas covered by the programme, announcing six new areas, including Nottinghamshire, that will help deliver targeted business support, bringing the total number of creative organisations expected to be supported by the programme to 1,800.
Creative Growth Nottingham and Nottinghamshire is a partnership between D2N2 LEP, Invest in Nottingham, NBV Enterprise Solutions Ltd, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.
Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer said:
Businesses across the city and the county areas of Nottinghamshire can register interest now by emailing their contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
The support is expected to be launched in the New Year and it is hoped will benefit more than 60 businesses in this sector.
The amount of funding each area will receive is not set and depends on the individual area’s business needs and the number of businesses that apply for grants and support. More details will become available as the programme progresses.