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Sources of funding in Birmingham


The UK MEDIA Team helps to promote and administer the European Union’s MEDIA Programme in the UK. For information about the European MEDIA fund and the team’s initiatives, visit the website.

UK Film Council

The UK Film Council is the Government backed lead agency for film in the UK. For all information about the UK Film Council including advice on funding and courses – plus links to the websites of the regional screen agencies – visit the website.

Advantage West Midlands

Advantage West Midlands is the regional development agency (RDA) for the West Midlands. It is one of nine RDAs in England established to transform the English regions through sustainable economic development.

Advantage Creative Fund

Advantage Creative Fund is a venture capital fund making equity investments from £10,000 up to £250,000 in creative companies based in the West Midlands.

Creative Partnerships

The Creative Partnerships programme brings creative workers such as artists, architects and scientists into schools to work with teachers to inspire young people and help them learn.

Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust works with 14 to 30-year-olds giving practical and financial support, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation.

West Midlands Access to Finance

West Midlands Access to Finance helps West Midlands businesses find and access different types of funding.

2WM Business Support

2WM is a regional site developed in partnership with the Regional Development Agency (Advantage West Midlands), BT, Coventry University and the European Commission.

Business Link

Business Link is the official government website for businesses of all sizes and offers free business advice and support services.

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