Information Session: Creative Co-Working and CLLD Creative Industries Grants

Wed 20 July 2022, 10am-2.30pm
Seventeen Nineteen, Church Street East, East End SR1 2BB

Join us for our monthly co-working day, which is a chance meet with creative practitioners, freelancers and arts workers from across the city.

There is no agenda, just a chance to chat, take advantage of the desk space and the free wifi without worrying about moving on. This is also a chance to explore one of Sunderland’s finest new creative venues, Seventeen Nineteen in Sunderland. We will be in accessible space on the ground floor.

Sunderland Culture Producer, Laura Brewis, will be giving two briefing sessions at 10.30am and 1pm on the new CLLD Creative Industries Grant, which is a new grant programme which aims to support sole traders, organisations and businesses who work in the creative industries in Sunderland to grow their business. Grants of £1000 will be available for creative businesses who meet the eligibility criteria (see below) and who complete a successful application.

Lily Daniels, Participation and Engagement Officer, will be leading a tour of the venue at 12noon, if you’d like to look round and speak to her about the ways artists can get involved!

Co-working days are not just for freelancers, but anyone from the arts, culture, creative or heritage sector who wants to take first steps back into the world, have a break from the home office and work together.
This event is funded by Sunderland Community Led Local Development Programme (CLLD), which is a five year programme aimed at stimulating the local economy to deliver jobs and economic growth by supporting activity that addresses local needs and opportunities. Funded with the help of £3.05m of European Structural and Investment Funds and a further £2.75m match funding, the programme will deliver wide-ranging social and economic benefits.

CLLD Creative Industries Grant Eligibility Criteria

Creative businesses must:

• Be registered as a sole trader (i.e. with HMRC and submit tax returns) or applying through a CIC, LTD, Cooperative etc.
• You have to have a home or business/ studio address in an eligible postcode. Please check your postcode here:
• The grant needs to be spent by March 2023
• You must be committed to completing relevant paperwork and meetings associated with the grant, and provide receipts for all activities funded by the grant in order to receive payment (i.e. this is not a grant that will be paid upfront)
• The grant must be spent on activity that will help your business grow. Examples of this could be: equipment, mentoring, attending an event or conference, consultancy to develop skills professional memberships or subscriptions.

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