Creative Enterprise

Coventry University


Project title

Creative Enterprise

Project Duration

2012 - 2015

Total project grant


Number of partners in project


Lead partners

Coventry University


Arts Council England

EU Funding Opportunity

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Creative Enterprise provided free business support for the West Midlands’ creative sector between March 2012 and December 2015.

The project was led by Coventry University and co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the West Midlands - Regional Competitiveness and Employment Programme.

Funding of £780,889 was initally awarded for Creative Enterprise, while £592,838 in funding was delivered as part of Creative Enterprise 2.

Creative Enterprise helped people at any point in their business journey – from new enterprises to established businesses – by offering a range of free services and opportunities, including networking events, workshops, mentoring, consultancy, business advice and guidance, and shared workspaces.

During its lifetime Creative Enterprise supported over 1,800 creative enterprises. Download this Creative Enterprise factsheet for more information about who it helped.