Proof of ConceptWorcestershire County Council has a exciting new grant funding programme that can support SME’s to investigate, advance, commercialise and protect early stage innovative business ideas, through a partnership with the Central Technology Belt (CTB).
The fund is now open with grants of up to £30,000 available for a limited time. These grants will be in high demand, so please contact the team ASAP.
WINN InnovationWINN is the recently launched Worcestershire Innovation programme, designed to bring together networks of innovation communities and like-minded individuals to form successful collaborations, provide a vibrant and creative environment to inspire ideas and provide opportunities and assistance to launch new concepts.
Low Carbon OpportunitiesThe Low Carbon Opportunities Programme can provide grants of up to 45% of the total cost of a project (to a maximum contribution of £100,000 for capital projects, £50,000 for revenue) for businesses to install renewable energy systems or undertake low carbon innovation projects. The project is receiving up to £1,194,824 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014–2020. For more information visit gov.uk/european-growth-funding
Being UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK work with people and businesses to find and move forward the science and technology innovations that will help grow the UK economy. Strongly focusing on business, Innovate UK can help drive growth by working with businesses to de-risk, enable and support innovation.
To find out more please go to the Innovate UK website
Financing Business Growth
Depending on your business growth strategy you may require funding. In addition to investing profits back into the business, selling shares to investors or taking out a loan there may be funding opportunities available to you. To find out more about your options please speak to us or visit our pages on Funding Your Business for details on current opportunities.