Funding Opportunities

Our mission is to make investment in the arts, social enterprise and commercial industries racially equitable.

 

Partnering with various funders, we facilitate a number of funding opportunities – be it grants, loans, or equity finance.

Please see our offers below.

The Create Equity Fund (CEF)

CEF is a new venture fund bringing together several entrepreneur networks and specialist media investor Station 12. CEF will be seeking to invest between £250k and £2m in eligible companies with an objective to address the historical underinvestment in Black, ethnically diverse and female founders.

  • Sectors: media, entertainment, sports, fashion, gaming
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Team: majority ethnically diverse and /or female-led
  • Offer: £250k-£2m

 

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Flexible Finance Fund
Sitting alongside the Recovery Loan Fund managed by Social Investment Business, this fund is for Black and Minoritised Ethnicity-led organisations eligible to receive grant funding alongside a loan.
  • Company status: registered charity or social enterprise.
  • Team: 51% or more of the organisation’s board & senior management team must be from Black and Minoritised ethnic backgrounds
  • Minimum turnover: £200k
  • Location: England
  • Offer: £50k – £200k (ranges from 50% to 100% of the loan amount = £100k to £1.5m)
  • Your organisation must not have received repayable finance greater than £25k, excluding Bounce Back Loans

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Capacity Building Programme
Create Equity is developing a 12 month Capacity Building Programme for Black and Brown-led organisations which opens for Expressions of Interest on 9th January, 2024.
With MeWe360 as delivery partner, the programme is funded by City Bridge Foundation, Connect Fund, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Social Investment Business.
  • Company status: social enterprise or charitable organisation
  • Team: 51% or more of the organisation’s board & senior management team must be from Black and Minoritised ethnic backgrounds
  • Minimum turnover: £100k
  • Location of main beneficiaries: London
  • Offer: Capacity Building Grant of £2k and over 25 hours of expert consultancy

Interested in partnering with us to ensure underrepresented founders access support?

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