Business focused fund updates

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

Design Foundations 2017

Innovate UK (IUK) has allocated up to £1 million to support business projects that use early-stage design activities to help them to generate new ideas that meet customer demand. Applications are open to UK-based businesses of any size: a single … Continue reading

Childcare Business Grants

The Childcare Business Grants have now been re-launched to help people with the costs of setting up a childminding business in England. There are one-off grants: £500 for setting up as an early years childminder £1,000 for setting up as … Continue reading

Materials and Manufacturing Fund

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects in manufacturing and/or materials. The Materials and Manufacturing Fund will support projects that focus on identified technical or commercial challenges. These should lead to increased productivity, competitiveness and … Continue reading

Npower Super Powered Business Competition

The Npower Super Powered Business Competition is administered by Trinity Mirror Plc and Npower and supports the growth and development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the UK. One selected applicant will win a cash prize of £5,000 … Continue reading

Energy Catalyst Fund

The Energy Catalyst Fund (Round 5) has a budget of £13million to support innovative UK companies and researchers in developing their innovative low-carbon energy solutions into commercial successes. The fund will support highly innovative, market-focused energy solutions in any technology or sector or international … Continue reading

Formations Company Entrepreneur Award

The Formations Company Entrepreneur Award has been set up to encourage aspiring entrepreneurs in industry, across all sectors. The programme will support those with a business idea that ‘stands out from the crowd’. The winning entry will receive a £1,000 … Continue reading

Higher Education Funding Council for England

HEFCE has a couple of funding programmes which have recently opened to applications: Connecting Capability Fund – to help universities to deliver industrial strategy priorities Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund – £4m to increase capability and capacity in higher education providers to … Continue reading

Community Business Bright Ideas Fund

A new £1.85million fund to support community business start-ups was launched in 2016. The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund, jointly funded by Power to Change and the Department for Communities and Local Government, is being run by Locality and will … Continue reading

Innovate UK: biomedical catalyst

The aim of this competition is to develop innovative healthcare technologies and processes that will help provide one or more of the following: disease prevention and proactive management of health and chronic conditions earlier and better detection and diagnosis of … Continue reading

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