Creative Finance Network

The Creative Finance Network is specifically designed to help creatives understand the complexities of finance and find the money they need to make their ideas a reality. 

It provides glossary fact sheets, run downs of the various sources of finance and sign posting to various funding and finance opportunities that are open to specific sectors. 

Sources of creative finance funding

A number of organisations have participated to develop an overview of funding and business support options for creative businesses and entrepreneurs. 

This brief guide sets out some of the sources of funding available to creative enterprises as well as useful contacts and information on tax relief. 

The spread of the digital economy has led to a record amount of growth capital raised by emerging companies in the UK during 2015, compared to 2014, according to a report by Kingston Smith

Better business guide

The ability to access both equity and debt finance is one of the critical roads to growth for creative businesses. The online ‘Better Business Finance' tool explores finance options for the creative sectors and provides information on managing your Intellectual Property: 


HMRC provides tools for the creative industries: