Creative England and Nominet Trust have launched a £1 million 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.

Apply now

Click here for FAQs and here for the fund guidelines

For further guidance please contact:

joanne.burrows@creativeengland.co.uk