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Thank to a huge increase in the number of funded support that's available, there's never been a better time to grow your business. But with so many funds out there, where do you start? Well, get in touch and one of our account managers will talk through your plans, introduce you to the right funding providers, and make sure that you're looked after.
What support is out there?
If you're based in the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding area, there is a lot of support that you can access. From capital and revenue grants to skills training and consultancy. Sometimes the hardest part is knowing where to start, so here's a rundown of the main programmes that are currently available.
Product and Process Innovation
Need to test a great idea?
Manufacturing Growth Programme
Want a helping hand?
If in doubt, sometimes the best solution is to ask an expert. This 35% grant will help you find consultancy support that can cover a range of topics, such as finance, marketing, R&D and much more.
Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund
Struggling to get a traditional loan?
Getting banks on your side can be difficult and it's not the end of the world if they won't lend to you. This fund could support you on a range of challenges, e.g. exporting, taking on more staff, all through debt and equity loans.
Looking to create big growth?
Taking on new employees and expanding your business can put a big strain on your finances. The Let's Grow fund can provide grants from £25,000 to £1 million to support capital investment.
The Biorenewables Development Centre
Facing a product development challenge?
The BDC can help those working in food & drink, bioenergy, chemicals, agri/-horticulture or waste management sectors. You'll have access to professional scientists and business specialists.
Is your business in the renewables sector?
Then you could be eligible for a range of support on R&D and innovation, business investment grants, employment and skills and much more. All of this help could take your business to the next level.
Skills Support for the Workforce
Suffering from a skills gap?
Your employees are a important part of your business, so keep their skills and knowledge up to date with this fully funded training opportunity. In return you could see an increase in motivation and efficiency.
Yorkshire Apprenticeship Hub
Want to increase efficiency?
Apprenticeships aren't only useful to take into your business, but are also available to develop your current staff. With this service, you'll have 1 to 1 support for all your apprenticeship needs.
Think your technology needs an upgrade?
Ever noticed how much time you waste in a day because of out of date equipment and slow digital connectivity? This grant will cover 40% of the cost of new digital equipment and offer 1 to 1 advice sessions, and web and social media reviews.
Exporting for Growth
Looking to export?
Whether you're a first time exporter or looking to grow, the Department for International Trade are offering grants of up to £2,000 - larger grants may even be available depending on the project. This could help you to access a new market and increase your customers.
Intellectual Property Office
Want to avoid legal hassle?
Keeping your intellectual property (IP) protected is important for business success. You don't want to face unnecessary legal costs if someone tries to copy your product. With this support, you'll learn to use and manage your IP to reach your full potential.
Yorkshire Dales LEADER
Based in a rural area?
The LEADER scheme can get confusing as it has three sub-categories, including the Yorkshire Dales. Simply put, if you're based in a rural location then this might be able to support your growth plans. From farm productivity and diversification to rural tourism.
North York Moors, Coast & Hills LEADER
Based in a rural area?
Similar to the Yorkshire Dales LEADER, the North York Moors, Coast & Hills provides support for rural businesses. There is different funding available depending on your business needs, so contact us below for further guidance.
Coast, Wolds, Wetlands & Waterways LEADER
Based in a rural area?
Finally, the LEADER project offers support for businesses based in the Coast, Wolds & Waterways. The eligiblity criteria and available funding differs across the three LEADER programmes. Get in touch below and we can check what is available for your business needs.