Decision details

Creative Scale-Up grants – second cohort

Decision Maker: Chief Executive, West of England Combined Authority

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This proposal sought approval for grant funding businesses in the second cohort of the Creative Scale-Up programme up to a maximum of £2,000 per business for business development activity, at a total cost of £40,000 and a maximum of £6,000 per business for mentoring, at a total cost of £120,000. These proposals had been approved by DCMS who were fully funding the programme.

Through a delegation approved by the WECA Committee, the WECA Chief Executive had delegated authority to take the decision in consultation with the constituent council Chief Executives.


That the following businesses receive grant funding through the second cohort of Creative scale-up grants, and that the grant process be progressed accordingly:
Squarebird; Soap Creative; Noiser; Mangostone; Cirque Bijou; Invisible Circus; Moonraker; Village Design; Limbic Cinema; Moresoda; Factory Studios; Studio Diva; nymbl; Box 2 Media; Open Bionics; Funnel Music; Fleur of England; Uniquity; Motion Impossible; We Are The Collaborators.

Alternative options considered:

Not applicable in relation to this specific decision, i.e. this was the option considered.

Publication date: 25/09/2020

Date of decision: 17/09/2020

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