Sources of UK funding, grants, training and support
British Business Bank
A UK government-owned business development bank
dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller
Creative England has partnered with the British Business Bank's
Start Up Loans scheme to unlock new and important investment
opportunities for people working across the creative industry in
Whether you're a graduate brimming with motivation and ideas,
working as a freelancer, or have started a business in the last two
years, Start Up Loans can help you develop your creative
For more information, see the Creative England website.
Tradeshow Access Programme (book fairs)
The TAP Programme of grants for access to book fairs is
administered by the Publishers Association on behalf of the
Department for International Trade. For details of eligibility and
to apply, see the Publishers Association website.
Young Audiences Content Fund
The Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF) was
launched in April 2019 and is administered by the British Film
Institute (BFI) to support the creation of distinctive,
high-quality television content for audiences up to the age of 18.
Jackie Edwards, Head of the YACF, told The Bookseller that they
wanted all types of live action programmes and this could provide
opportunities for book-to-screen adaptations. See Charlotte Eyre The Bookseller 5 June 2019.
Big Lottery Fund
Every year, the Big Lottery Fund distributes millions of pounds
of the National Lottery's good cause money to community groups and
charitable projects around the UK.
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