Up to £2,500 Mentoring and Consultancy Support from Creative England

Creative England is working to build the right environment for the future of the creative industries by helping them raise their ambition, create jobs, grow turnover and build the confidence and networks they need to be truly innovative. We invest, connect, mentor, advocate and collaborate at all levels of the industry, from individuals and small independents to large internationals, creating the right conditions for success. Creative England also lobbies for change and uses its unique local, regional and national perspective to feed back to the UK Government and policy makers.

Mentoring and Consultancy Support

Creative Enterprise’s Mentoring and Consultancy Support is a simple programme of subsidised one-on-one support to help you move your business forward. Creative Enterprise will pay up to £2500 to subsidise the cost of working with an expert to provide advice or support to your company with a commitment of up to 6 mentoring sessions over a 6 month period.

The programme will support registered sole traders and SMEs working in ‘moving image’ for storytelling.

Beneficiaries must:

  • Be based in the English regions outside of London.

  • Have relevant track record in the screen industry.

  • Have ambitions for company growth and a clear vision for your business.

  • Have a business proposal that includes storytelling through creative content/moving image as a significant component

Creative Enterprise will support the costs of third party consultancy, which can deliver the specialist insights you need to progress your business plans. They will support you to enlist the help of a mentor or consultant in the following areas:

  • Business strategy

  • New business models

  • New products, applications and services

  • Identification of new markets Marketing strategy

  • Monetisation of IP Finance & investment

  • Leadership & management

  • Legal affairs International operation

Please note, this programme does not support the development and production of content.

Apply Online

For more information on the exact details of the support (we've only copied and pasted part of the info above), check the Mentoring and Consultancy Support Guidelines and FAQs on their official page and to see if your business is eligible visit their website to apply.

[I just an application, recently and although it's fairly detailed, I liked how not every question is required, so if you don't have a mentor in mind, for example, Creative England may be able to help. If this looks like it's for you, just go for it! - ed]

More Info on the Creative Enterprise Programme...

Creative England's ongoing national programme Creative Enterprise project has been developed with National Lottery funding from the BFI, to make the moving image sector sustainable through creating new business opportunities through training and building of networks, whilst growing and scaling existing businesses.

For more info on the Creative Enterprise programme, email creativeenterprise@creativeengland.co.uk for enquiries, and register here to be kept up to date with exclusive networking events, workshops, and access to industry-leading expertise.