A £5 million bid to extend a scheme which supports Birmingham's creative sector is still under negotiation.
Organisers with Birmingham City Council's Business Support for Creative Industries project are locked in talks with the European Development Fund over a proposed three year programme.
At the end of January, as reported in The Birmingham Post, they anticipated a decision "shortly".
However a council spokeswoman has said: "We are still in the process of negotiating the terms of the grant."
Organisers says the idea is to see 34 per cent of the cash coming from the European Development Fund and the rest from the city council, its partners and the companies who come on to the programme.
The scheme was launched in 2003 and has received funding so far of around £5 million. Project leaders are hoping to be awarded a similar amount if the latest proposal is agreed.
The council says the scheme has created 442 jobs, safeguarded 900 more and helped generate £6 million in new sales since it was launched.
It provides a package of support covering areas including advertising, design, performing arts, music, screen-based media, software and publishing.