Start Up Loan Opportunities For The Creative Industry


If you are starting up a business in the creative industry and are aged between 18-30 needing a loan in Scotland, then you should have a look at The Prince’s Trust and their Youth Business Scotland programme.

If you meet the criteria, then you can try and apply for a loan up to £5000. You also may be able to receive a grant of £1000, and also receive support, advice, networking opportunities, finance management advice etc.

Businesses that are deemed as eligible for support;

  • Music
  • Literature
  • Publishing
  • Film/Video
  • Product Design (Craft, Fashion and Textiles)
  • Digital Media
  • Performing Arts (theatre, dance)
  • Visual Artists/Galleries
  • Community Arts

Have a look at the Princes Trust’s website for more information.