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 Innovation in Healthy Ageing      

A ground breaking programme to generate innovation and growth in the business and voluntary sectors supporting healthy ageing. The project will support the private and voluntary sectors covering medical technology and health care to fund the development new products and services which could transform how people age healthily in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay. Support is available to eligible businesses from Devon, Plymouth and Torbay.

Further information can be found on the Innovation in Healthy Ageing webpage or by emailing us.

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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ERDF Enhance Social Enterprise Programme

The Enhance Social Enterprise Programme supports social enterprise and social entrepreneurs to achieve their growth ambitions.

Individuals and organisations at all stages of their enterprise journey can benefit from tailored business support around themes such as digital transformation, funding and financial sustainability, social impact frameworks, change management and innovation.

The support is available to ERDF eligible businesses from Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. More information can be found at Enhance Social Enterprise and please register your interest using the online enquiry form.

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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.