Creative England secures £8m in government funding - MCV

Creative England secures £8m in government funding

Money will be used to boost creative industries and generate jobs across games, TV, film and more
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Creative England has announced it has received a further £8m from the UK government's Regional Growth Fund.

This is the sixth round of funding for the government initiative and the third consecutive time money has been awarded to Creative England.

The £8m will enable the organisation to bring its investment and support programmes to the East of England and South East regions, where it will help boost creative businesses across games, TV, film and the digital industry.

Previous games firms to benefit from Creative England's support include Manchester-based visual effects firm Carbon Digital and Leamington-based start-up Mad Fellows.

"The creative industry is growing three times faster than any other and our creative talent is world-leading so serious investment in the people driving this growth and their ideas is a no-brainer," said Creative England's chief executive Caroline Norbury.

"Creative England has so far invested nearly £14.5m in the creative industries, contributing directly to the growth of the UK's economy. And our teams are expert at finding the most exciting new talent this country has to offer; we've supported award-winning games developers, digital healthcare platforms and the latest social media software and apps."

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