Creative Industry Finance: Empowering Creative People

Creative Industry Finance: Empowering Creative People and Enterprise.

“It means that I’ve gone up to a different level, I’ve stepped up a level where I can compete with other designers…”

Hear, in their own words, how Creative Industry Finance has enabled the business growth and development of just some of our community of supported businesses.

Creative Industry Finance is an Arts Council England funded initiative offering business development support and access to finance for creative industry enterprises. The programme is operated by Creative United, a Community Interest Company established to provide support to cultural and creative businesses. Sectors that are supported by the initiative include; architecture, crafts, games, fashion, design, digital media, web, film, festivals and events, TV, radio, music, performing arts, publishing, literature, visual arts and photography.

The programme brings together public funding with private and commercial lending partners, working together to support and stimulate growth in the creative economy.

Creative Industry Finance’s lending partners are Big Issue Invest, Community Development Finance Association (CDFA), East London Small Business Centre, Fredericks Foundation, Hitachi Capital (UK) plc, Key Fund and Triodos Bank.

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