Creative Industry Finance is a programme designed to help creative enterprises in gaining the finance and investment that they need to develop and grow. For eligible businesses, The Creative Industry Finance scheme will provide 1:1 tailored advice to help businesses apply to one of their lending partners for a business loan.


This programme is aimed at micro-businesses through to major institutions. In order to be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 18 months trading history
  • Registered/operating in England
  • Clear business development objectives
  • Existing revenues
  • Business activity falls within one or more of these sectors; architecture, crafts, games, fashion, festivals, events, design, digital media and web, film, TV, radio, music, performing arts, publishing, literature, visual arts and photography