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Local business support and opportunities

Colchester creative industries


Colchester has a thriving creative industry and we know many freelancers, businesses and organisations will be affected by COVID-19.

Advice is available and we urge any creatives looking for support to visit the below sites.


The Arts Council England (ACE) have launched £160 million emergency fund to support people and organisations that make up our arts, museums and libraries to support organisations affected by COVID-19.

British Film Institute have launched a fund to offer short term relief for freelancers and film workers affected by COVID-19.

South East Creatives are offering grants to sole traders and companies trading in the creative, cultural or digital sector.


Page last reviewed: 3 April 2020