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Create Growth Programme

Leadership Capacity

Key sectors

Creative, digital, film, games & media

The Create Growth Programme was launched in 2022 by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) in partnership with Innovate UK. It is designed to support the development of creative industries with high-growth potential and is delivered across different regions in England, outside of London. It aims to drive innovation and investment in the sector and supports early-stage and scaling businesses stimulate growth and attract private investment.

The programme is a £17.5 million investment in the sector, with up to £7 million provided by Innovate UK. Eligible businesses in Create Growth regions can apply to Innovate UK for grants and investor partnerships.


Create Growth Programme website