Creative Catalyst Challenge Fund is looking for:
The Creative Catalyst Challenge Fund is a grant fund of up to £250,000, available to enable creative talent to apply their capacity for innovation to tackle a specific challenge within the industry.
In this case, it is intended to be used for the research and development of an idea, product, system or process that reduces waste within the Creative Industries, decarbonises and/or reduces impact on our climate.
We may choose to make one award of £250,000 or a number of smaller awards up to the £250,000 total, depending on applications.
Your proposal must:
Your project must:
*Project budgets can exceed £250,000 but any additional funding must be clearly identified and in place*
Applications are invited from UK Registered Ltd Companies/SMEs working in any subsector of the Creative Industries.
This may include:
Proposals need to be for new projects – we can’t fund projects that are already in progress.
We are looking for high potential businesses in the creative sector. Ideally you have been registered and trading for 2+ years and/or you have demonstrable traction and experience within the creative sector
You must provide a robust delivery plan and finance model and demonstrate how this grant will positively impact not only our climate but also the growth and sustainability of your business.
Applications open: 23rd October 2023
Q&A Session: TBC
Applications close: 27th November 2023
Assessments and further follow ups: December 2023
Award Decisions: January 2024
Creative Catalyst Challenge Fund is powered by Creative UK, funded by Innovate UK.