Business focused fund updates

Power to Change: research opportunity

The Power to Change Research Institute is inviting proposals for research that has tangible benefits for the community business sector in England. Funding in the range of £20,000 to £30,000 per project is available for up to six research projects, … 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

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

Childcare Business Grants

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

CITB (Construction Industry Training Board)

The CITB offers grants to employers in the construction industry for training their workforce. Grants are available for apprenticeships, management, professional and technical training as well as other workforce training and development. From February 2017 the Grants Scheme will be … Continue reading

Carbon Trust: Green Business Fund

The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund provides an energy efficiency support service for small and medium-sized companies. It provides fully-funded support through: Energy opportunity assessment – to help businesses identify energy saving opportunities, and to develop a robust business case … Continue reading

EU LEADER programme: Local Action Groups in Devon

Businesses and organisations across rural Devon can apply for funding for activities to develop the rural economy. The five LEADER programmes in Devon are open for applications for funding to support the local area. The priorities are to: increase farm … Continue reading

Innovation in infrastructure systems

Innovate UK is due to launch Round 2 of its funding for innovation projects in the infrastructure systems sector. Grants between £25,000 and £5m are available to encourage the development of business-led innovative solutions that will help provide affordable, sustainable … Continue reading

Innovate UK: open funding competition

UK companies of any size can apply for funding to develop new products, processes and services with commercial potential. The aim is to enhance UK competitiveness, growth and improve national productivity. The competition is open to the best business-led ideas … Continue reading

Fast Track to Growth

Successful business programme Fast Track to Growth is offering companies from across Devon the chance to benefit from free support to help them grow. This year Devon County Council is backing the programme which provides a wide range of advice … Continue reading

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