Launch of the 2023 Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs

These awards support entrepreneurs in the UK who are looking to enter the creative industries and who have a desire to create and sustain social value through their enterprise.

The Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise (DBACE) help creative entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality. Aspiring individuals who want to go into business in the creative industries and require practical and financial support are being targeted. Applicants will be able to explore, develop and establish their creative ideas into sustainable ventures – through business planning training, mentoring and capital funding for starting-up.

The programme aims to find the best talent with the ability to drive positive social impact through their creative enterprise. This year, DBACE welcomes applications from all ages, removing the previous 18-30 year old eligibility age bracket.

There is a cash prize fund of £60,000, to be shared amongst the winners. Successful applicants will be provided with up to £20,000 of investment to start or grow their enterprise.

To apply, applicants must have a strong idea or an existing business in the creative industries. They must have a desire to create positive social impact through their enterprise. Applicants do not have an established business. They just need to be ready to grow with their idea. The eventual business can be not-for-profit or a commercial idea/enterprise.

The deadline for applications to be received is 31 March 2023.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)