Renfrewshire Council

Creative business programme

Who can apply, what support you will receive, how to apply, how your application will be assessed, what happens if your application is successful, application dates, and more information about the programme.

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Who can apply 

Our free InCube Creative programme supports makers and designers to start and grow their business.

The programme is available to support a range of creative retail businesses, including fashion, textiles, jewellery and crafts.

Sole traders, social enterprises, partnerships, limited liability partnerships and limited companies can also apply.

You can apply if you:

  • are based in Renfrewshire or are considering setting up your business in Renfrewshire
  • can commit to attending the core programme up to two days per week for six months.

This business support programme is not for businesses in politics, religion, the sex industry, nude or semi-nude modelling or photography, gambling and pyramid selling.

What support you will receive

If your application is successful, you will receive a support package for up to 12 months including:

  • e-commerce, branding, website creation and social media
  • 'how to' workshops on marketing, bookkeeping, sales, customer service, business growth planning
  • business advisory support
  • one-to-one online business mentoring
  • support to progress to subsidised studio space in Renfrewshire.

The core programme will be delivered over six months with follow-up support available for a further six months.

Workshops and one-to-one meetings will take place online or face-to-face at InCube Hub, 27 High Street, Paisley, PA1 2AF. 

How to apply

Applications for the InCube Creative programme are currently closed.

More information on the next round of applications will be announced later in 2023.