Business support

We are closely involved with a wide range of projects to provide support and guidance for all types of business in Devon.

ERDF Growth Support Programme

The Growth Support Programme offers eligible SMEs an initial 3 hour diagnostic to support their plans to grow or expand.  Businesses will be then be offered the opportunity to acsess a further 9 hour support package of three modules, which are each 3 hours long. These are modules focused on digital, finance, HR, innovation and marketing. The support is available to ERDF eligible businesses based in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. More information can be found on the online enquiry form or the  HotSW Growth Hub site.

Apply

Apply now using the online enquiry form and a business advisor will get in touch to arrange support within five working days.

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Devon work hubs is a growing community of friendly, low-cost and highly flexible workspaces; perfect for home-based and mobile workers, business start-ups, freelancers and entrepreneurs. As well as workspace, several of the work hubs are also able to offer in-house business support.

LEADER Grants

Making it Local

Making it Local logoThe Making it Local Local Action Group (LAG) is working with local people and businesses to develop opportunities for improving the rural economy and quality of life for people living and working in the area through a targeted grants programme called LEADER.

Our area is based on the parishes of the Blackdown Hills and East Devon AONBs and the surrounding gateway market towns.

Our overall aim is to use the outstanding environmental quality and local human potential as a ‘springboard’ for sustainable economic growth.

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The REAL Devon Local Action Group (LAG) will distribute grants to local people and businesses to develop opportunities for improving the rural economy and quality of life for people living and working in the area through a targeted grants programme called LEADER.

Our area is based largely in Mid Devon, see our map for more detail.