Lewisham Council - Growth programme for creative and digital businesses

Growth programme for creative and digital businesses

​See how you could benefit from the £2million Dek Growth Programme, which helps develop creative and digital small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the Lewisham borough.    

Who the programme is for

The programme is aimed at people in the borough who are setting up, or have recently launched, a new creative or digital business and employ less than 250 people.  

What the programme will cover

The project will help creative and digital SMEs in a range of areas including:  
  • start-up advice
  • diagnostics and support
  • mentoring and networking
  • innovation and culture change
  • creating and managing growth
  • product and service development.

Free masterclasses

Academics from Goldsmiths, University of London and London South Bank University will give free masterclasses on a number of topics, including the latest developments in artificial intelligence, virtual reality and other technical innovations that can support SMEs.  

Who is funding the programme

We are leading the three-year funded programme in collaboration with Goldsmiths, University of London, London South Bank University and London Small Business Centre/Nwes. We are also part-funding the programme with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).   



Creative enterprise zone for north Lewisham

In March 2018, we received £50,000 to develop a first stage action plan to support our bid for a creative enterprise zone in north Lewisham (New Cross and Deptford). A decision on our stage two funding bid to support the Lewisham North CEZ will be made in autumn 2018.


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