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Tom Robbins

Tom Robbins

Head of Cultural Development Fund & Place Based Cultural Investment,
Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

  • Launching the June 2018 Cultural Development Fund (CDF), a £20 million fund to invest in digital, culture and creative industries as an alternative means towards driving local growth
  • Implementing the March 2018 Creative Industries Sector Deal to build on creative strengths, attract visitors and support over 700 businesses to pursue creative growth strategies
  • Distributing creative skills training to over 2,000 people to ensure that local people have the training required to fill the additional 1,300 jobs created through CDF funding
  • Developing immersive and digital technology within the local creative economy, in addition to cultural research and development opportunities for local organisations