ScotGov: An £18m fund will help develop Scotland's first commercial wave and tidal power arrays. The money forms part of £35m the Scottish Government and its enterprise agencies will provide in direct support to the marine & tidal industry over the next 3 years.
DCMS: Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey recently urged West Midlands business leaders to invest in the creative industries as part of ambitious plans to boost the economy of Greater Birmingham & Solihull. The CreativeCity initiative, led by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, aims to stimulate investment by:
* Creating a fund to build on existing public sector funding of the arts through loans, grants, match-funding and investments
* Outlining the vision for a new ‘museum quarter’, including a new museum of photography and the development of a new contemporary art gallery.
* Exploring ways to unlock private sector & philanthropic support for culture, linking cultural development to wider economic growth.