Creative Digital Initiative

Supporting digital change in Scotland's creative and cultural businesses

Covid-19 has meant that most businesses have had to rethink how they work. The Creative Digital Initiative (CDI) has been established to help Scottish creative and cultural SMEs and Micro-businesses develop their digital capabilities. CDI will help you identify existing digital support as well as potentially offering new funding, training and advice. All the details of new support opportunities will be available on the site as soon as they go live, and you can sign up for the CDI newsletter to receive the information directly to your inbox.

The programme has been developed through a partnership of Scotland’s enterprise agencies (Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, South of Scotland Enterprise, Business Gateway), Skills Development Scotland, Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government.

The site features an enquiry service.

  • If you would like to register to be informed when the grant funding comes online, please complete a form.
  • If you are looking for general information on support available, please go to
  • If you have a specific project you are developing and looking for help for that, please provide some information on the project as this will help us in defining the support sessions and funding criteria for the different elements of the Creative Digital Initiative.
  • The support highlighted through this initiative is aimed at Creative Industries. If you are not sure if you fit this definition, please check the sectoral definition at


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