Recovery support for the creative sector

We’re providing increased support to our region’s creative businesses to help you respond and adapt as the world changes rapidly and provide you with the resilience to navigate uncertainty and get set for future success. 

Browse through the funds and support programmes available for the creative sector. 

Culture and Creative recovery funds

In response to the significant impact the pandemic has had on businesses and individuals working in the creative industries, the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is launching a new business support programme and grant fund for the cultural and creative sectors, as part of its Regional Recovery Plan.  

Creative Business Grants - closed for applications

The business grants fund creative projects that support recovery and resilience, employ freelance creatives, engage local communities and advance diversity and inclusion.  


Grants range from £5,000 to £10,000.


Creative Freelance Grants - closed for applications

The grant fund gives creative freelancers the opportunity to become more resilient by delivering a project over a time period of up to 6 months that will develop their own creative product, practice or service, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Grants range from £1,000 - £3,000.

Creative Sector Growth programme

The Creative Sector Support Programme is a sector specific business support programme designed to build resilience and support change in response to Covid-19. The programme will support businesses and freelancers across all sectors of the creative industries and all ownership types, with a focus on improving business resilience and supporting recovery.


The Creative Sector Growth Programme is funded by the West of England Recovery Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.