Joanne Burrows in Tech & Digital

07/10/2016

Creative England and Nominet Trust launch iAMDigital

Creative England and Nominet Trust have launched a £1million investment fund to support companies and projects that are using technology to increase digital engagement and skills.

The UK is heading towards a digital crisis; a shortage of workers with the correct digital skills could cost our economy £63 billion a year.  We want to address this and our new iAmDigital fund aims to improve the life chances of young people, in particular 16-24 year olds, by investing in scalable businesses and projects that increase digital engagement.

How much is available?

  • We are offering interest-free loans or equity investments ranging from £50,000 to £200,000.
  • These investments will be matched 50% by the applicant company; for example, an investment request of £50,000 must be matched by £50,000 additional private funding.

Who can apply?

Your company should:

  • have a social mission
  • create digital content or have a creative angle to your offering
  • Be an SME (start up, early stage or established)
  • have your major operations and beneficiaries in England, outside of Greater London.

Applications are now open, with a deadline of 7th November 2016 for initial expression of interest and 1st December 2016 for full application. 

Apply now

Click here for FAQs and here for the fund guidelines

For further guidance please contact:

joanne.burrows@creativeengland.co.uk

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