The Creative Enterprise* Business Planning Support will pay grants of up to £5000 to support companies who work in moving image for storytelling, spanning film, television, games and immersive, to build meaningful connections and create opportunities for business growth.

The grants can be used to subsidise the cost of working with an expert to support companies with their business planning and strategy. This may include acquiring specialist expertise, knowledge and contacts that will get under the skin of your company and refine your business proposition. For more examples of how the grants can be used, please read our guidelines.

The Business Planning Support grants are only available to businesses based in the English regions outside of London (any address based inside the M25). If you are based in London or any of the devolved administrations (Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland), your application will be automatically declined.

The programme will support registered sole traders and SMEs working in ‘moving image’ for storytelling. We will consider companies working with on screen content that tells a story in order to entertain an audience. This includes those working in film, TV, animation, games and immersive media, tech platforms with a narrative focus; and where the content is consumed on screen.

This is a rolling fund and therefore, there is no current deadline for applications. Applications will remain open until March 2023 or until the fund is depleted, whichever occurs sooner. Click here to find out more and apply.