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Creative Industries

Can I apply for support with ongoing business costs or to fund a Business Start-up?

No. Ongoing business running costs or business start-up costs are not eligible for support through the Open Fund for Individuals. Anyone looking for support for business costs should go to - a resource providing information on all the public sector business development support available. If you apply for funding for a project which will create an asset that you can sell (e.g. a new script; a video game or an album) please see the Appendix in the Guidance for Applicants on Profit Making Activity. The Creative Industries Team can support projects that research or test new business models, new processes and new income streams. If your idea has the potential to benefit other creative industries businesses, you (...)Read more