The South West Interactive Healthcare Programme is currently seeking applications from the creative sector in addition to healthcare.
This £500,000 competition is funded by Creative England’s regional growth fund and run by South West and West of England Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) in conjunction with SETsquared.
The priorities themes for this competition are:
- Enabling the health and care workforce, patients, their carers and families to work more effectively in care settings
- Enabling patients and citizens to manage their health and wellbeing independently
- Influencing and incentivising behaviour to improve health outcomes.
The funding is available to small or medium sized enterprises based in England (outside of Greater London) via investments of between £25,000 and £50,000. Funding will be allocated to support the uptake and market traction of innovative digital technologies that will clearly improve patient care and health service provision.
Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and the final deadline for submissions is 30 September 2016. For the full guidelines and an application form, please visit the Creative England website.
The Creative Industries Council’s new 5 year strategy proclaims amazing news for the Creative Industries. With the sector growing at 8.9% a year (making it the second fastest growing sector), the UK’s Creative Industries is vital to the UK’s economy.
The 2016 strategy refresh is demanding but attainable, with a focus on driving economic value, through support for business growth, job growth, exports and inward investment. The sector seeks to build on existing trade relationships and to unlock the potential of the sector in international markets with a primary focus on the USA and key territories in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Review the Nesta/Creative England report on the Geography of Creativity . This includes rich content about regional opportunities.
Creative England is dedicated to the growth of the creative industries. A key aim is to investin talented people across games, TV, film and digital media.
Latest funnds, garnts and loans currently available by Creative England and their partners can be found here
If you are interested in submitting to any of the above calls you must contact RKEO with adequate notice
before the deadline.
Please note that some funding bodies specify a time for submission as well as a date. Please confirm this with your RKEO Funding Development Officer
You can set up your own personalised alerts on Research Professional. If you need help setting these up, just ask your School’s/Faculty’s Funding Development Officer in RKEO or view the recent blog post here.
If thinking of applying, why not add notification of your interest on Research Professional’s record of the bid so that BU colleagues can see your intention to bid and contact you to collaborate.
Creative England would like to hear from creative digital companies who need anything from £50k – £200k in order to grow their business.
Eligible companies include those across content creation, games, tech and digital based in any of the English regions outside of Greater London. The interest-free loan is repaid over 3 years, and must be matched 50:50 with an alternative source of finance.
For more information please read the FAQ’s and application guidelines.
You can also get in touch with email@example.com for any further questions.
If you’re not sure if a Business Loan is quite right for the stage your company is at, then take a look at the Equity Investment Programme, offering £40k – £100k of equity investment for digital SME’s.