Creative England has announced that this year’s Starter for 10 programme is no longer solely restricted to businesses under two years old. If you’re a creative business based in the South West and you have an idea for an innovative new product or service, you have until 23 February to submit an application form.

If your application is shortlisted, you will be given the opportunity to pitch your idea to a prestigious panel of judges who will select the 10 best ideas to receive a £10,000 grant and a comprehensive package of business support.

To qualify, businesses must be an SME operating within the sectors of digital, web and interactive, mobile and app, social media, TV or marketing.

If this isn’t you but you know a business that may be interested please do forward this on to them. Hurry, the deadline is fast approaching!

For more information and details of how to apply please visit