Decision details

Create Growth Programme bid

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Economy

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval to be a partner in a bid led by Kent County Council (KCC) for the Create Growth Programme (CGP), delivered by the Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Agreement to enter into partnership / grant agreement with lead authority KCC. Agreement to commission and procure services as described in the bid and delegated authority to the Director of CET for all the above.



12.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport together with exempt information contained in a later agenda item.




12.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:


(1) Approve the proposed Create Growth Programme bid (Appendix 1 of an exempt report detailed in a later agenda item); and


(2) Delegate responsibility to the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport for ensuring that the County Council’s roles and responsibilities as a Consortium partner for the Create Growth programme are met.




12.3     The programme meets the East Sussex Cultural Strategy priorities, East Sussex Growth Strategy and East Sussex County Council strategic priorities.


12.4     The programme will support local pre-scale up Creative businesses to grow, increase employment opportunities for residents, make available a proportion of the £7m additional funding to our creative businesses and start to build a South East investment community with an appetite to invest in creative businesses to the benefit of East Sussex businesses and residents.



Report author: Sally Staples

Publication date: 20/09/2022

Date of decision: 20/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 20/09/2022 - Lead Member for Economy

Effective from: 27/09/2022

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