Magazine article Screen International

Creative England Gets Financial Boost

Magazine article Screen International

Creative England Gets Financial Boost

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The UK government today confirmed continued backing for Creative England through the Regional Growth Fund.

While the amount allocated to Creative England has not been disclosed, sources within the organisation are hopeful the sum will be similar to the £4.5m it was pledged in 2011.

Since 2011, the funds have been invested in digital content companies and SMEs. The re-up will in part go towards rolling out Creative England's support programme more widely across England.

Creative England's chief executive Caroline Norbury commented: "The creative industries are a key driver of economic growth but they need support and infrastructure to reach their full potential and to thrive in international markets. This funding will allow us to keep investing in creative businesses - helping to redress economic imbalance and bringing innovation and new energy to cities across England. …

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