Western Development Commission

Western Development Commission

Micro-Loan Fund for the Creative Industries – 9th Call

Closing Date for this call is Wednesday, 31st December, 2014
The Western Development Commission has established a dedicated Micro-Loan Fund on a pilot basis for the Creative Industries Sector, allocating €1m over a three year period.

The Micro-Loan Fund will operate on a competitive ‘Call for Applications’ basis with four calls in 2014.  Loans of between €5,000 and €25,000 over 1 to 5 years at the EU reference rate for unsecured lending are available to successful applicants. Applications will be accepted from the first working day to the last working day of each quarter (March, June, September and December).
Q4 2014 Call for Applications closes on 31st December, 2014.
The Micro-loan Fund is open to all businesses, both start-up and existing, in the Creative Industries Sector and includes the following sub-sectors: -

  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Art/Antiques trade
  • Crafts
  • Design
  • Digital media
  • Fashion
  • Internet and software
  • Music, visual and performing arts
  • Publishing
  • Radio and TV broadcasting
  • Video, film and photography
If you feel that this type of funding will help grow your business, and you have the capacity to repay the loan, then you may be interested in applying for a micro-loan.

More information is available, and an Application Form can be downloaded, on wdc.ie/microfundci    
Email:  microfundci@wdc.ie

Tel:      +353 (0)94 9861882