As part of the Create Growth Programme, Innovate UK have launched a brand new funding opportunity for businesses in the Creative Industries in six English regions. Business can apply for £10-30k each for innovation projects. The North East, (Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland and County Durham), is one of the selected regions.  

The aim of this first Innovate UK competition is designed to help creative businesses explore new game-changing innovation projects as a stimulus for growth.  

Proposals must:  

  • be from the creative industries 
  • be from DCMS Create Growth Programme region
  • focus on a clear growth opportunity and the proposed innovation to address it 
  • demonstrate the impact funding and support can have on the growth plan of your business 
  • engage with the regional support if your application is successful 

Application deadline 8th February 2023 at 11am 

A webinar briefing will take place on 5th December 2022 from 10am – 12 midday. To register please click here.

Read more about the Create Growth Programme on the Creative UK website here.