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Create Growth Programme:

Competition 2

Our colleagues at Innovate UK have just announced further support for the creative industries – The Create Growth Programme: Competition 2.  UK registered creative SMEs within appointed regions, can now apply for grant funding alongside private investment from selected investor partners to support growth. 

This competition is open to all companies enrolled on a regional Create Growth Progamme (such as Create South East) or to companies operating in Create Growth regions, for example Kent, Sussex and Essex in the South East. The competition is being run and administered by Innovate UK, and is open for entries between 26 October 2023 and the 10 January 2024. 

Competition GuidanceExpression of Interest


Please read the full competition guidance and eligibility criteria set by Innovate UK via the link and watch the briefing video for further information.  

 If you are interested in applying for this competition (and you are not already enrolled on one of our programmes), then please fill out the Expression of Interest. A member of our team will get in touch with you to discuss your enquiry.  

We’re looking forward to hearing from you! 

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