Business focused fund updates

UnLtd: Access to Employment Accelerator

Intensive support and repayable finance for social enterprises with innovative ideas to improve access to employment for people that face barriers to work Continue reading

Rural Development Programme for England: Growth Programme

Funding for small rural businesses for capital investment in food processing, rural tourism infrastructure and business development. Continue reading

Maritime Fisheries Fund – a new fund for the fishing sector in England

A new fund to support the fishing industry through investment in innovation, jobs and safety at sea and to encourage economic growth in coastal communities after the UK leaves the EU Continue reading

CareerTech Challenge

A grants programme for innovative tech solutions that motivate adults and support them to learn new skills and retrain and a prize fund for digital solutions which improve career information, advice and guidance Continue reading

Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP)

To kick start the heat networks market by gap funding development and build of district heating in suitable areas of the UK as part of the wider drive towards decarbonisation by 2050. Continue reading

Business Basics 3: SME technology use

Grants for businesses and other organisations to test the most effective ways of encouraging SMEs to adopt existing technologies that are proven to boost productivity Continue reading

Community Business Trade Up

A learning programme for community business leaders to help increase sales revenue and to provide a grant to match the additional income generated Continue reading

Healthy Ageing Trailblazers

To support businesses and the public-sector to develop collaborative, innovative projects that support people as they age Continue reading

Power to Change: Community Business Fund

Grants to help existing community businesses to grow and become more sustainable. A new round opens this month with a Webinar on 12 September to explain more about the programme and how to apply. Continue reading

Heart of the South West LEP: EU funding

New calls announced for projects seeking support from the European Social Fund: to improve the labour market relevance of skills and training activity; workforce development to meet demand for skilled people in priority sectors; and workforce development to meet demand for skilled people in the health & social care sector. Continue reading

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