Support CEC

We need your help

In March 2020 we opened CEC to all creatives, we bootstrapped & hustled to keep CEC open and free. Our focus was to provide support, networking and content in what was an unprecedented time.

We are now a community of almost 4000 creatives from all over the UK and beyond and we need your help to continue growing and serving the community.

Make a donation

Services your donations will support

Staying on Track with Monday Morning Meetups

Weekly online support group with Sandy Thomson that will help you focus on the right actions for the week ahead.

Come to a session

Real Talk

Fortnightly online meet-up with Rachael Brown, giving members an opportunity to rant, rave, laugh, and find real-world solutions to the challenges of running a creative business.

Problem-solving with Sandy Thomson

Sandy Thomson returns to our advisor services with longer, weekly appointment slots to help you tackle difficult problems and come up with creative solutions.

Book an appointment

Work with us Wednesdays

Bring your laptop along and work with a member of our team and your fellow creatives, it’s a great opportunity to network and collaborate. Locations being confirmed in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, and Banff. An online option will also be available.

Current donors

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Una Shamaa

15/01/2024

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
US

Una Shamaa

04/09/2023

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
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Michelle Sutherland

Definitii Ltd

22/08/2023

Loving your work! Keep it going!! The world needs more creatives 🙂

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
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Cathy Grieve

20/08/2023

Bootstrapping and hustling – takes grit and determination. Well done for creating and nurturing … Read more

Bootstrapping and hustling – takes grit and determination. Well done for creating and nurturing this community.

Donation Form Amount Donated
£50.00
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Bee Gamboa-Vizcaino

13/07/2023

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
Anonymous User

Anonymous

12/07/2023

Donation Form Amount Donated
£20.00
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Stacy Bias

11/07/2023

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
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Kelly Davies

Ashoka Kelly Davies

03/07/2023

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
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Lindsay Dunbar

29/06/2023

Delighted to support the Creative Entrepreneurs Club especially because of all the brilliant work, focus and … Read more

Delighted to support the Creative Entrepreneurs Club especially because of all the brilliant work, focus and attention on enterprises in rural areas. These help diversify our sector. Keep up the excellent work Team CEC.

Donation Form Amount Donated
£60.00
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Andy Mather

26/06/2023

I look forward to many more fruitful and interesting conversations in the future and I am thrilled to … Read more

I look forward to many more fruitful and interesting conversations in the future and I am thrilled to have come across the CEC.

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
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Katy Wood

17/06/2023

Keep up the fantastic work Rachael and team, you offer a such a vital service to the creative industries … Read more

Keep up the fantastic work Rachael and team, you offer a such a vital service to the creative industries. Thanks for all your support. Wishing you all the best x

Donation Form Amount Donated
£60.00
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Jeremie Warner

08/06/2023

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
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Evelyn McDonald

Scottish EDGE

08/06/2023

Donation Form Amount Donated
£60.00
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Shona Wataon

SW&CO

31/05/2023

We love being part of the CEC community, we get so much from it. There’s been many networking … Read more

We love being part of the CEC community, we get so much from it. There’s been many networking opportunities, education and training and overall a very supportive community.

Donation Form Amount Donated
£60.00
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Leila Ainge

Ainge Consulting Ltd

31/05/2023

CEC is such a valuable resource for creative entrepreneurs, I am more than happy to show my support. They create open … Read more

CEC is such a valuable resource for creative entrepreneurs, I am more than happy to show my support. They create open and inspiring spaces for creative entrepreneurs to grow, develop and flourish in their chosen business or endeavour. Keep going!!

Donation Form Amount Donated
£100.00
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Lisa Rothwell-Young

22/05/2023

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
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James Abell

08/05/2023

Thanks for the help!

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
CW

Cait Whitson

04/05/2023

Donation Form Amount Donated
£60.00
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Mhairi Anderson

04/05/2023

Joining the CEC is one of the best things I've ever done. The support I've received has been … Read more

Joining the CEC is one of the best things I've ever done. The support I've received has been invaluable. Thanks to the CEC team for everything you do!

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
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Natasha Lee-Walsh

Edinburgh Open Workshop Ltd

20/04/2023

Donation Form Amount Donated
£60.00
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Mark Logan

Ipso-Facto

06/04/2023

Donation Form Amount Donated
£2,000.00
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Colin Fraser

06/04/2023

Thank you for creating a space for creative entrepreneurs that's free and collaborative. It's a small … Read more

Thank you for creating a space for creative entrepreneurs that's free and collaborative. It's a small token from me but hopefully I can contribute more in the years to come when money is a bit better.

Donation Form Amount Donated
£10.00
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Anne Harkin-Petersen

31/03/2023

Donation Form Amount Donated
£60.00
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Maria Herbert-Liew

29/03/2023

Thank you CEC! The support, resources and the connections you've helped create have been invaluable … Read more

Thank you CEC! The support, resources and the connections you've helped create have been invaluable. Much needed and appreciated this last year – keep up the good work!

Donation Form Amount Donated
£60.00
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James Abell

28/03/2023

Keep up the great work, has helped me loads 🙂

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
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Kirsty Lawie

28/03/2023

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
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Rachel Varden

28/03/2023

Delighted to support CEC to expand and introduce new services. I have availed of different events over the last number of years … Read more

Delighted to support CEC to expand and introduce new services. I have availed of different events over the last number of years and I've learnt and gained so much that I am truly grateful. Wishing you continued success and many thanks to all the team for the hard work.

Donation Form Amount Donated
£60.00
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Jane Hale

Artyfarty

28/03/2023

Happy to contribute towards such a wonderful giving community 😀👌☀️🎨

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
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David Williams

28/03/2023

CEC is at the forefront of critical thinking about how we support the creative sector and the future of … Read more

CEC is at the forefront of critical thinking about how we support the creative sector and the future of work in an increasingly challenging environment.

Donation Form Amount Donated
£60.00
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Barry Robertson

23/03/2023

CEC has played a huge part in supporting me through the years and I am more than happy to support them with the … Read more

CEC has played a huge part in supporting me through the years and I am more than happy to support them with the introduction of the new services that this donation will provide. – Thanks to the team and the work you do!

Donation Form Amount Donated
£60.00
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Cristina Prelle

21/03/2023

Happy to contribute!

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
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Anita Clark

21/03/2023

Donation Form Amount Donated
£50.00
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sam eccles

08/03/2023

Donation Form Amount Donated
£60.00
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Valerie Andrews

07/03/2023

🙂 thank you guys!

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
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jenny haytch

jenny haytch

27/02/2023

I've gained so much already from this wonderful service, and met such great people. Looking forward … Read more

I've gained so much already from this wonderful service, and met such great people. Looking forward to more. And happy to be able to support.

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
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Anne Ward

Newspaper Club

21/02/2023

Thanks for everything you do CEC!

Donation Form Amount Donated
£60.00
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Rosalind Romer

19/02/2023

Rachael’s knowledge of business and understanding of people is incredible. The seemingly smallest tweak can have a huge … Read more

Rachael’s knowledge of business and understanding of people is incredible. The seemingly smallest tweak can have a huge effect on a business. She creates a magical atmosphere where creativity flows. You know when a group just gels? With Rachael it’s like that every time!

Donation Form Amount Donated
£10.00
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Charley Gavigan

Brave Your Day

19/02/2023

Donation Form Amount Donated
£60.00
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Valerie Andrews

16/02/2023

Thanks so much for all the support and the space to expand my ideas and meet other people. The attention and … Read more

Thanks so much for all the support and the space to expand my ideas and meet other people. The attention and advice I have received here has always been SUPERB.

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
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Elena Höge

Yaldi Games

16/02/2023

Good things need to be supported actively 🙂

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
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Calum Moore

16/02/2023

Thank you so much for everything that you have done and the service that you continue to provide.

Donation Form Amount Donated
£5.00
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Gerard Donnelly

Contribute

15/02/2023

I can honestly say that no external agency has made me challenge my own preconceived ideas about my career or my business as much as Creative Entrepreneurs Club has. I … Read more

I can honestly say that no external agency has made me challenge my own preconceived ideas about my career or my business as much as Creative Entrepreneurs Club has. I usually come away from meetings with my head spinning thinking about new possibilities, new ways of working, or new directions that I want to take. Making the initial contact with Creative Entrepreneurs Club, and signing up for one of their short courses, was one of the best decisions I've made. The support and encouragement I've received has been amazing.

Donation Form Amount Donated
£60.00
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Jamie McCormick

15/02/2023

Hope this helps towards keeping up the excellent services you provide. ⭐️ Thank you … Read more

Hope this helps towards keeping up the excellent services you provide. ⭐️ Thank you. 💜

Donation Form Amount Donated
£60.00
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Emma Hamilton

Emma Ready

14/02/2023

I’m having a look at the opportunities page at the moment, it’s a great resource, it’s been an … Read more

I’m having a look at the opportunities page at the moment, it’s a great resource, it’s been an amazing boost for me.

Donation Form Amount Donated
£60.00
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Gwilym Gibbons

Creative Help

13/02/2023

Donation Form Amount Donated
£60.00
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Shan Edwards

Outer Spaces

13/02/2023

Donation Form Amount Donated
£60.00