The Creative Catalyst Challenge fund is a bespoke fund offering a total grant pot of £250,000 for creative entrepreneurs and companies working within the Creative industries in the UK. The fund will finance research and development of an innovative new product/system or process that decarbonises or reduces waste within the Creative Industries, reducing impact on our climate and/or leading us towards net zero. AR, VR & Immersive  are specifically in scope, along with other creative industries.

The proposed new product/system or process will enable companies to build upon their creative and commercial ideas, creating opportunity for business growth.

For Round 2 – we will allocate the £250,000 funding pot as follows:

  • 1 award of up to £100,000 for more established businesses with market traction and customers of a product, ideally with co-investment in place
  • 2 awards of up to £50,000 each for businesses 2+ years old looking to develop a new product or idea
  • 2 awards of up to £25,000 each – very early-stage/new businesses and R&D ideas

Open to Creative Industries SMEs registered and trading in the UK. You may only make one submission per company.

We Are Creative will host a briefing webinar on Monday 1 July at 3.30pm. The application deadline is 9am(!) on 22 July.

Click here to find out more and apply.