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Survey on the Access to Finance of Enterprises from the Cultural and Creative Sectors

Welcome to the Survey on the access to finance of companies from the Cultural and Creative Sectors (CCS) undertaken on behalf of the European Commission (EC).

Access to funding is one of the key barriers encountered by entrepreneurs and companies working in CCS. The EC is exploring the level of ‘finance gap’ for CSS companies, and the potential need for public intervention to support their financing needs – reviewing their experience and which financial instruments might be best suited to meet their needs. The EC has commissioned an independent study being led by economic consultants SQW, to gather evidence on this.

As part of this study, a Europe-wide survey of CCS companies is being undertaken. Information is being gathered on: the types of finance considered and sought by CCS companies; the amounts sought, how much was obtained; any reasons why finance was not offered or taken up; and any reasons for being discouraged from applying for finance.

We very much appreciate your participation in this short survey which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your responses will help inform policy decisions by the EC in the provision of any future financing for CCS companies like yours. Please complete the survey by Thursday 19 April 2018.

Your responses will be treated in strict confidence – aggregated and reported in anonymised format. If you would like any further information on completing the survey, please contact Mark Bradshaw at SQW ([email protected]).

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