Category: iMayflowerCreativedigitalfunding

Plymouth has been awarded a grant of nearly £3.5M from the Cultural Development Fund (CDF) to deliver the iMayflower project; one of only 5 projects in England and the only one in the South West. It’s a three year project that has also raised £2.5M of match funding from partners. The aim of CDF is to support localities to develop transformative culture-led economic growth and productivity strategies by investing in our local digital creative industries.

Key Investment Areas

  • Place shaping - delivering large scale cultural and creative events to inspire and enrich lives: Mayflower 400 and Ignite
  • Creative sector business support – growing our digital creative industries, focusing on Immersive Tech and Digital Fabrication: Market Hall Immersive and The Bridge
  • Skills and learning programme – increasing the creative and business skills of our young people, communities, graduate and professionals: Smart Citizens
  • Access to innovative finance – providing accessible start-up and scale-up funding for businesses in our creative economy.

The project will:

  • Create 156.5 full time equivalent direct jobs;
  • Create 191 full time equivalent indirect jobs;
  • Support 218 businesses;
  • Deliver 1,340 courses with accreditation;
  • Engage 3,020 people through workshops, events and non-accredited courses;
  • Reach an audience of 1,414,829

To find out more please contact:

Tracey Beeck, Project Manager by email Tracey.Beeck@plymouth.gov.uk or 01752 304035

Jill Crane, Project Officer by email Jill.Crane@plymouth.gov.uk or 01752 304391

iMayflower partners

iMayflower is delivered in partnership with Creative England, Crowdfunder, Destination Plymouth, Plymouth City Council, Plymouth College of Art, Real Ideas Organisation and University of Plymouth

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