Extending the programme to 2022, The Big House is currently open for applications for workshop facilitators, event venues, and caterers.
The Big House is a six-year, £10m tailored support programme for the Creative and Digital Industries sector in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire – the D2N2 area. The programme is part-funded by a £5m contribution from the European Regional Development Fund.
The aim of The Big House is to help creative and digital businesses grow and to support the creation of new jobs. The programme supports start-ups, new entrepreneurs and established SMEs looking to expand and bring new products and services to market. Creative Quarter is the lead partner in The Big House delivery, along with six other partners; Nottingham Trent University – The Hive, New Art Exchange, NBV Enterprise Solutions, University of Derby, Derby Theatre and Derby QUAD.
The project will work with aspiring start-ups, budding entrepreneurs and established businesses to help them grow, flourish and create jobs. The focus is on creative and digital businesses, in the D2N2 area.
Businesses can also be signposted to other support available through partner programmes, to make sure they get the specialist support they need.