nominet-creative

Creative England and Nominet Trust have launched a £1 million investment fund to support companies and projects that are using technology to increase digital engagement and skills.

The UK is heading towards a digital crisis; a shortage of workers with the correct digital skills could cost our economy £63 billion a year. We want to address this and our new iAmDigital fund aims to improve the life chances of young people, in particular 16-24 year olds, by investing in scalable businesses and projects that increase digital engagement.

How much is available?
We are offering interest-free loans or equity investments ranging from £50,000 to £200,000.
These investments will be matched 50% by the applicant company; for example, an investment request of £50,000 must be matched by £50,000 additional private funding.

Who can apply?
Your company should:
have a social mission
create digital content or have a creative angle to your offering
Be an SME (start up, early stage or established)
have your major operations and beneficiaries in England, outside of Greater London.

Applications are now open, with a deadline of 18th August 2017 for initial expression of interest.

Click here for FAQs and the fund guidelines