Business focused fund updates

More than a Pub: Community Pub Business Support Programme

The Community Pub Business Support Programme is a two-year programme established to help support community ownership of pubs in England. Its value is £3.62 million and it is jointly funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government and Power … Continue reading

Enhance Social Enterprise

The Enhance Social Enterprise (Enhance SE) programme supports social enterprises and social entrepreneurs in Plymouth, Torbay, Devon and Somerset. Enhance SE is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and local partners in order to increase the number of social … 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. Calls for proposals … Continue reading

Coastal Communities Fund: Round 5

Government has confirmed that the fifth round of the Coastal Communities Fund for 2019 to 2021 will provide at least £40 million to help coastal areas in England to transform their economies and boost jobs in their local area. It will … Continue reading

Small Business Grants

SmallBusiness.co.uk has launched a new grants competition, giving away £5,000 each month to small businesses. Anyone running a small business that was incorporated at least one year ago, is actively trading, and with a turnover between £50,000 and £500,000, is … Continue reading

Varsity Pitch Competition 2017

The Varsity Pitch Competition 2017 is looking for the best student and graduate business ideas: current students at UK universities or colleges, or anyone who graduated after 2012, can enter the competition to pitch for £10,000 to invest in their business. … Continue reading

Countryside Productivity Scheme

Grants are available for improving forestry productivity and water resource management under the Countryside Productivity Scheme which is part of the Rural Development Programme for England, funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). Private forest holders managing … Continue reading

RBS Skills & Opportunities Fund

The Skills & Opportunities Fund supports 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 business, now or … 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

Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator

The Carbon Trust has announced a new £9.2 million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) with funding from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Over the next four years the IEEA will aim to lower costs and increase the … Continue reading

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