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Business focused fund updates

Community Renewal Fund

Funding of up to £24m across Devon is available to encourage innovative schemes to help kickstart the local economy by investing in skills, helping people into employment, supporting local businesses to grow and develop, and helping local communities become more resilient and sustainable. Continue reading

Traineeship Employer Incentive

Incentive payments to help employers offer high-quality work placements for young trainees Continue reading

Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice

Employers will be able to claim increased incentive payments for apprentices they take on between 1 April 2021 and 30 September 2021 Continue reading

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Homes and businesses in rural locations can apply for vouchers to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable broadband when part of a group project Continue reading

ESF Community Grants

Grants up to £20,000 for local initiatives that will move unemployed and inactive people towards employment, training or education Continue reading

UnLtd: specialist support for social enterprises

Funding and mentoring for people setting up and developing a social enterprise. Continue reading

Restart Grant

New grants for small businesses affected by coronavirus restrictions Continue reading

Fisheries and Seafood Scheme

The Fisheries and Seafood Scheme will provide £6.1 million over the next 12 months to support England’s seafood sector, coastal communities and marine environment Continue reading

Recovery Loan Scheme

The Recovery Loan Scheme supports access to finance for UK businesses as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic Continue reading

Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs

A competition with 50 awards of £5,000 for small start-up businesses Continue reading

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