Business focused fund updates

Shell Springboard

Awards scheme with funding for the six winning small businesses to scale-up their ideas to reduce carbon emissions Continue reading


Amplified is a pilot programme supporting cultural and creative organisations seeking to develop digital ideas that generate social impact. Continue reading

Pearse Lyons Accelerator Initiative

A 16-week programme designed to accelerate disruptive technologies in the agriculture industry including mentoring, networking and the potential for investment for late-stage AgriTech startups. Continue reading

Heart of the South West LEP: EU funding

New calls announced for projects seeking support from the European Regional Development Fund for business support and low carbon activities:
ERDF Info Event in Taunton on 16th October.

Calls still open for projects seeking support from the European Social Fund to improve skills in key growth sectors in Devon and Somerset. Continue reading

Vodafone Techstarter

Awards for businesses, social enterprises and charities, including cash prizes and expert guidance, to recognise and support innovative technology for social good Continue reading

Power to Change: Community Business Fund

Power to Change supports community and voluntary groups through the stages of the journey towards running a community enterprise. The Community Business Fund provides capital and project-related revenue funding for existing community businesses. It is open for applications for grants … Continue reading

Prince’s Countryside Fund: Rural Four

Support and grants to help reinvigorate community networks and improve health and well-being isolated rural areas by improving community assets and services. Continue reading

Innovation Growth Lab

Funding to design and run randomised controlled trials to find out what works to increase innovation, support high-growth entrepreneurship and accelerate business growth Continue reading

Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) Challenge Fund

To stimulate more commercial investment in broadband and provide more gigabit-capable connectivity Continue reading

Enterprise Development Programme

Support and investment to help charities and social enterprises to make a transition to new enterprise models, or to grow existing ones. The initial phase is for youth services and homelessness organisations. Continue reading

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