One-stop support for businesses

The Solent Growth Hub provides a one-stop-shop for all businesses seeking support and guidance in the South Hampshire Area. Support includes access to a business navigator who can assist you in finding the help you require and guidance on funding and support in accessing new markets.

For more information, visit:

Solent Growth Hub

Creative Finance Initiative

Creative Industry Finance is a programme designed to assist creative and cultural enterprises in securing the finance and investment they need to successfully develop and grow into sustainable businesses. The programme offers tailored, FREE, one to one advice with a focus on supporting businesses through the process of applying to one of our lending partners for a business development loan.

Since September 2014 the Arts Council England funded Creative Industry Finance programme has supported over 140 creative enterprises and arts and cultural organisations to achieve growth and sustainability through delivering free, 1-to-1 business advice and investment readiness guidance. 20 of these supported companies have accessed finance totaling £341,500 from the programme's Lending Partners.

For further information:Email  or  Telephone 020 7759 1114

Creative Industry Finance

Funding Advice for SMEs

Portsmouth City Council provide a range of support for businesses including creatives. The council has also recently published a helpful funding guide for SMEs.

For more information visit:

Portsmouth City Council

Digital Hampshire

Digital Hampshire run regular events to showcase Hampshire’s digital talent. These events provide  a chance to connect and share expert knowledge about developments within the industry. We hope to inspire creativity and critical thinking through a series of professional talks and discussions.

Creative Industry Finance