Big House Elevator Grant

What is the Big House Elevator Grant?

The Big House programme offers a range of bespoke support to growing and established businesses within the creative and digital industries. No matter what stage or size you are, if you are trading and seeking to grow, we can support you. The Elevator grants are part of Nottingham Business School’s offer in the Big House programme. The Big House is a partnership of several organisations who all deliver different kinds of support to different types and sizes of creative and digital businesses. The Big House partners are Nottingham Trent University, Derby Quad, Creative Quarter, University of Derby, New Art Exchange, NBV: Enterprise Solutions Ltd and Derby Theatre.

Big House Elevator Grant.

The programme is part of a £5 million investment in the creative or digital industries in the D2N2 Local Economic Partnership area. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and will run until 2019. If your creative or digital business needs to buy in expertise or talent for a specific project, the Elevator grant will provide a subsidised fee of 30% towards the cost of hiring an individual. 

Is your business eligible for the Big House Elevator Grant?

To access the free Big House support at Nottingham Trent University, your business must be:

  • an SME (small and medium sized enterprises must have less than 250 employees)
  • in the creative or digital sector
  • registered with HMRC or Companies House
  • trading or ready to trade
  • in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire

Grants available:

  • Minimum Grant: £1050
  • Minimum Total Project Cost: £3500
  • Maximum Grant: £2250
  • Maximum Total Project Cost: No maximum project cost but the maximum grant awarded will only ever be £2250