Renfrewshire Council InCube Creative Programme

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What does this involve?

Applications are now open for the InCube Creative Programme, which will support up to 10 emerging creative retail businesses in sectors such as fashion, textile, jewellery and crafts.

The core programme will be delivered over 6 months. It will include workshops delivered by industry experts, plus inspiration sessions, mentoring and business planning sessions. Participants will attend a range of online and face-to-face workshops, masterclasses and one-to-one meetings.

Additional advice and support will be available for another 6 months after the core programme ends.

The application deadline is Monday 29 May 2023.

Application process

The application process has 3 steps.

First you will need to complete the registration form. If you're eligible, an adviser will get in touch and give you a business plan template. 

You'll submit your business plan to a pitching panel to be considered for shortlisting.

Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to an online pitching panel to discuss their business idea and products.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if your business:

  • is an emerging creative retail business in a sector such as fashion, textile, jewellery or crafts
  • is small to medium-sized
  • is based in Renfrewshire or considering setting up in Renfrewshire
  • can commit to attending the core programme


What does this cost?

This is a free programme.


Who is this for?

Small to medium sized creative retail businesses including those in fashion, textiles, jewellery, and crafts based in Renfrewshire or that intend to start their business in the area.

How long does this take?

The core programme will run for 6 months, with follow-on support available for a further 6 months.

  • Deadline for applications: Monday 29 May 2023
  • Pitching panel: Thursday 1 June 2023
  • Winners announced: Friday 2 June 2023  
  • Programme start date: Wednesday 14 June 2023

Important information

The application deadline is Monday 29 May 2023.

Next steps

Visit the Renfrewshire Council website for full details and to apply.

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