Funding and economic research
As well as being involved in several funding schemes to support the growth of Devon’s businesses, we also work collaboratively with other authorities and bodies on a number of projects. To support all our work, extensive economic research is commissioned and undertaken to provide a firm evidence base to support decision making.
Funding and Partnerships
We are leading on a £2.9m DEFRA funded project which will create a sustainable rural economy through developing a network of rural enterprise hubs. In parallel with this is a £1m Rural Enterprise Grant Scheme (REG), led by our team, which offers capital grants to micro businesses in Devon and Somerset, to develop, expand and stimulate growth.
We have set up the Devon Funding News website to provide a single portal for all funding news and information relating to Devon County Council and our partners in the community and voluntary sector. This includes both national and EU funding.
We are the lead UK local authority , in this trans-European project, to examine and pilot new ways to use social enterprise as a tool to create social inclusion, innovation and economic growth.
We are responsible for maintaining the Devonomics webpages, which provide the latest economic indicators and analysis for Devon.
Alongside Devonomics, we have also produced a comprehensive Local Economic Assessment for Devon, which describes our county’s specific economic circumstances.
This draws together a set of core indicators against which, the health of Devon’s labour market can be mapped and assessed.