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Webinar with Q and A: Creative Industries Fund – Fast Start Business Growth Pilot with James Wheale

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

What is it?

KWMC The Factory are delighted to host this free advice session, delivered by guest speaker James Wheale, Creative Sector Lead for the Innovate UK EDGE team in the South West.

James’ remit is to help creative businesses innovate & grow through funded business support. He will be telling us all we need to know about the Creative Industries Fund:  Fast Start Business Growth Pilot which offers £25,000, 100% funded innovation grants alongside a package of business support  (closing date for applications to the fund is Wednesday 16th June at 11am).

More from James on the event:

“Right now there are £25K creative sector specific grants up for grabs that require no match funding and come with £5K worth of business support from myself and my colleagues on top. The grants are to help you get a new product to market that is innovative”.

You can read more about the grant here:

You can also read more about the funded EDGE support here:

KWMC have kindly given me some time to chat through what this grant is all about and answer some questions – this should help you understand a) am I eligible? b) is this for me? And c) what does a good application really look like?


The event will take the form of a live 30 minute Zoom presentation followed by time for questions and answers.

The anticipated total running time will be 1 hour.

The event will not be recorded.

How to join:

The login details for the Zoom call are:

You do not need to sign up in advance, please just join the call just ahead of 11:30 on 9th June 2021

If you require any technical support to join please contact

If you would like to contact James directly either before or after the event, please email him at:

Other information:

KWMC The Factory are acting as the hosts for this event. The events and contents relating to this fund, associated opportunities and any information or advice given are shared by a third party and as such we cannot be responsible for its accuracy.

The event is for people for over 18 only, it is an open zoom event and therefore we cannot be responsible for the contents of submissions, comments or content delivered by other talk attendees or guests. We ask all guests to act respectfully of other guests and speakers.


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