Applications for the Creative Industry Finance programme are currently closed.

Please feel free to register your details if you’d like to hear from us regarding free business support activities in the future. You can contact us on 0207 759 1114 if you’d like to discuss anything else regarding your current business needs.

1 Please select which creative sector(s) your business operates in

2 Have you been trading for at least 18 months?

The programme is not aimed at very early stage or startup businesses, so you will need to be able to demonstrate that you have been trading for at least 18 months.

3 Where is your company based?

Your company needs to be based in England to apply.

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4. Congratulations, you are eligible! Please enter your personal details.

We will create an account for you, so that you can start the application form, save it and finish it whenever you have time.

Using your personal information

Creative Sector Services CIC (trading as “Creative United”) may collect, use and retain your personal information when you register and apply for the Creative Industry Finance Programme (“the Programme”) for the following purposes:

  • To assess and make decisions in relation to your registration for the Programme.
  • To match you with a suitable business advisor working in conjunction with Creative United.
  • If applicable, to assess and monitor:
  • Which lending partners may be suitable to you, and
  • Your application for financial support under the Programme.
  • To undertake market research connected with the Programme.
  • To monitor and perform other evaluation activities connected with the Programme, such as monitoring your progress post-receipt of funding and writing up case studies for publication via the Programme website and other sites managed by Creative United, at events or through other relevant marketing channels.
  • Personal information collected, used and retained for the above purposes may include your client information sheets, business plans, accounts and biographies of key personnel.

We may share your personal information with, and obtain information about you from, other third parties (for example, freelance business advisors) directly connected to delivery of the Programme for the purposes of providing you with business development support and access to finance

How we may share your personal information and documentation

By making an application for finance via the Programme, you are providing your personal information and accompanying documentation to Creative United. This may be done either with your initial application, or subsequent to it. You confirm that you are authorised to provide such information and documentation to Creative United for the purposes of securing finance for the business named in your application and consent to any personal information and accompanying documentation being processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and for the purposes outlined below.


Personal information and accompanying documentation that you supply to Creative United for the purposes of securing finance for the business named in your application may be shared with, collected, used and retained by, trusted and selected finance and lending partners for the purposes of:


• Undertaking any credit reference or other enquiries or due diligence required in order to assess and make lending decisions in relation to applications for finance.

• Making lending decisions and communicating those decisions.

• Audit, statistical analysis and appraisal of lending processes.

• Post-loan management including monitoring and evaluation.


Creative United recognises the confidential nature of accompanying documentation that you send to us when applying for the Programme.


Creative United confirms that the accompanying documentation will not be used except for purposes in relation to your application for the Programme, or disclosed to other parties except as detailed in this Privacy Notice.


Creative United may share your information with, and obtain your information from, credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies.


For further information on how your personal information and accompanying documentation may be used by Creative United, please see our Privacy Policy.