Welcome to the
Creative Finance Network

Accessing finance in the creative industries can be a tricky business.

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

Sources of Finance

We have compiled a list of the more common varieties of finance alongside current funding opportunities and where to find them.

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Your Sector & Finance

We’ve created a list of the different industries which make up the UK creative economy and their position in regards to financial investment

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Case Studies

We speak to the founders of fellow creative SMEs and discuss their experience of accessing finance in the early days of their companies.

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From the Financiers

Experts from the world of finance share their experience of creative companies trying to access finance.

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  • Trio

    Triodus Bank

    Do bankers perceive creative industries as higher risk? That depends very much on which bank you ask. In financiers’ terms...

  • Angels

    UK Business Angels Association

    There is about £1 billion each year going into small businesses in the UK from angel investors and a considerable proportion of this finance is going into the creative industries..

  • Luke-Crowdcube

    Crowd Cube

    The creative industries are really where the idea of crowdfunding started. Since 2008, traditional sources of finance have really dried up...