Scale Up Pathway – more than £150k and up to £350K

For existing projects, programmes or businesses which are ready to make a significant step-change in reach and impact and which have demonstrable potential benefit for Tees Valley’s cultural industries and creative economy. Projects will have an existing, proven model with clear evidence of successful outcomes.

How to apply 

There are three stages to the application process for the Scale Up pathways.

Stage 1: Submit online Expression of Interest form (EOI). EOI forms can be submitted at any time after 11th October. EOIs will be assessed on a rolling basis with two deadline dates (see below for dates) for those invited to make a full application. If you are considering coming in to the first round of the Open Call through the Mobilise or Scale Up pathways please get your Expression of Interest form to us by Monday 14th November. This is the most realistic window to enable you to submit a full application if you are invited to proceed to this stage.  Final deadline for EOIs is 27th January 2023.

Stage 2: Meeting with Creative Place Team for those who’s EOI demonstrates effective
response to the objectives of the open call.

Stage 3: Invitation to Full Application

In exceptional circumstances where projects are time sensitive, we may be able to convene an exceptional panel. Please contact us to discuss this – email: creativeplace@teesvalley-ca.gov.uk

Application deadlines for Full Applications

2022: Deadline for full applications: 12 noon, 28th November 2022

Applicants notified of outcome: 16th December 2022

2023: Deadline for Full applications: 12 noon, 17th February 2023

Applicants notified of outcome: 10th March 2023

Downloads and further information for applicants

Click here to download the EOI form as a Word document – this will allow you to work on the form offline before entering onto the online form.

Click here to read the Scale Up Guidance.

Click here to download the Project Budget and Methodology/Delivery Plan Template

Click here to read the TVCA Growth Programme for the Creative and Visitor Economies Executive Summary of our Baseline Research that has informed our approach in developing this fund.

Click here to find out more about TVCA and the Growth Programme objectives.

Click here to read the TVCA Growth Programme for the Creative and Visitor Economies Sustainable Sector Growth Investment framework here.

Click here to download, for information only, full application form for Scale Up Full Applications (you will be emailed a full application form if invited to make a full application).

Click here to download, for information only, Project Budget & Delivery Plan/Methodology for Full Scale Up Applications (you will be emailed this document if invited to make a full application).