Enabling culture to drive social regeneration

In 2019, the creative industries contributed £111.7bn to the UK economy and accounted for 61,000 new jobs, 2.7x the national average.

Here we show some case studies which demonstrate the value that cultural investment can bring to communities.

The Smart Fund aims to drive this kind of investment all over the country, benefitting local people and the national economy, at no extra cost to taxpayers or consumers.