Business focused fund updates

Start Up Loans Company

The Start Up Loans Company is a subsidiary of the British Business Bank. It delivers the Government’s Start Up Loans programme providing finance and support for new and early-stage UK businesses. The scheme enables individuals looking to start or grow … Continue reading

REAL Devon LEADER Programme

The REAL Devon ‘LEADER’ funding programme, which aims to support rural businesses in Mid and East Devon*, has been expanded. More items are now eligible for applications from the farming community. Grants need to be allocated by March 2019 so … Continue reading

European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for Smart Specialisation

Technology centres, science parks, business networks and clusters from European countries can apply to the European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for smart specialisation investments. The aim is to encourage businesses to collaborate both within the cluster and more widely in order … Continue reading

Community Shares Booster Programme

The Community Shares Booster Programme is a funding scheme to support community share offers. Community shares can save local shops and pubs, finance renewable energy schemes, transform community facilities, and support a range of other initiatives by encouraging members of … Continue reading

Feeding the City

Feeding the City is a fully funded 12-month programme that will support sustainable food business start-ups throughout the UK. Successful applicants will receive bursaries, and have access to business and food expert advice and training throughout 2018. An ‘Idea-Generating Workshop’ … Continue reading

Heart of the South West LEP: EU funding

The Heart of the South West (covering Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset) has an allocation of just over £107m from Europe for 2014-2020 for investment in projects and initiatives which support the economic growth of the area. The following calls … Continue reading

Innovate UK event in Exeter, 25 January 2018

Small business and researchers can sign up for a free event in Exeter offering advice on funding and opportunities to collaborate on innovative initiatives. The event will provide information on: opportunities to turn innovation into commercial gain; Innovate UK funding … Continue reading

Young Innovators: Ideas Mean Business

To help more young adults make their ideas a success, Innovate UK and The Prince’s Trust are launching a national campaign to find the next generation of UK innovators, and provide them with support, advice and funding. The programme – … Continue reading

Exeter Velocities

Exeter Velocities is a start-up accelerator offering support and funding for entrepreneurs with ideas to improve mobility and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. It does this through three programmes that focus on supporting the development of a start-up as … Continue reading

EU funding for rural businesses

There are opportunities for rural businesses to access EU funding to help them to grow and innovate: grants are available through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) for food processing, rural tourism infrastructure and business development. The funding is … Continue reading

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