Wednesday, 4 December 2013

£2m scheme for creative businesses in Thanet

Thanet District Council is inviting creative businesses from across Thanet to the launch of SUCCESS – a scheme which is opening up £2million of funding to help businesses to grow - on Monday 9 December.
The SUCCESS project (Southeast Urban Coast Creative Enterprise Support Scheme) is funded by the government’s Regional Growth Fund. Businesses in the Thanet, Hastings and Clacton areas will be able to apply for grants of between £3,000 and £150,000, to support investment in new and growing creative businesses that bring new jobs.
Applicants will need to provide private match-funding and the investment will need to create new jobs, with the aim of helping creative businesses in Thanet, to grow, become sustainable and create more jobs in the sector.
Creative business includes all design fields, art and crafts, performance, recording, radio, TV and film production, gaming, software design, galleries and venues, music, dance and theatre, and educational and community arts.
The scheme will be launched by the council on Monday 9 December at the Margate Media Centre. All ambitious entrepreneurs in Thanet’s creative sector are invited to attend from 2pm to find out more about the fund and who is eligible, for tips on how to apply and to network with other businesses.
Council Leader, Cllr Clive Hart, said: “This fund is a chance for small creative businesses in Thanet to grow and we hope it will also help to attract new businesses to the town. A pot of £2 million is significant and we hope to see lots of creative individuals and budding entrepreneurs at our launch next week.”
If you would like to attend, please e-mail or call 01843 577178 For more information on the scheme visit the dedicated  
SUCCESS will run to December 2014.

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