Business focused fund updates

Lloyds Credit Union Development Fund

The Credit Union Development Fund is currently accepting applications from existing credit unions in the UK for grants to support their growth and development. Applications can be made for: Large awards (of £50,000, £75,000 or £100,000) to contribute to a … Continue reading

Lloyds Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Lloyds Banking Group has launched a new round of its Social Entrepreneurs Programme which aims to support people across the UK to start or scale-up their community project or social enterprise. The programme has three core elements: a free learning … Continue reading

Heart of the South West LEP: new 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. New calls for … Continue reading

Accelerating Innovation in Rail

Innovate UK has allocated up to £9 million to fund collaborative research and development (R&D) projects which will support growth in national and international rail markets. The Accelerating Innovation in Rail competition is looking for innovative approaches in rail and … Continue reading

UnLtd: support for social entrepreneurs

UnLtd provides support and small grants for people who are starting up or developing a social enterprise. There are various packages of support depending on what stage the business has reached and what it will do. These include: Do it … Continue reading

Prince’s Countryside Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund supports the sustainability and protection of farms and rural communities throughout the UK. Grants of up to £50,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations, charities, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies, companies limited by guarantee, and unincorporated associations. … Continue reading

Travel Devon: funding for sustainable travel

Travel Devon offers grants to businesses that want to encourage their staff to travel to work sustainably. If your workplace is in Exeter, Newton Abbot or Barnstaple, Travel Devon can help you and your workplace implement measures such as: Themed … Continue reading

Innovate UK: innovation in health and life sciences

Innovate UK is investing up to £15 million in projects addressing technical or commercial challenges in health and life sciences (H&LS). Projects must align with at least one of the following Innovate UK priority areas to: increase yield, quality and … Continue reading

RBS Skills & Opportunities Fund

The focus for this funding is to support organisations that help people in disadvantaged communities develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves; skills that will enable them to get into work or start a … Continue reading

New EU funding for rural development

Briefing event: 24 March 2017 In conjunction with the Rural Payments Agency and the Heart of the South West Growth Hub, the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership is holding a briefing event for rural businesses and organisations … Continue reading

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