Grants and Funding
Grants of up to £750 are being made available by the Harborough District Council to promote apprenticeships and what they can offer businesses.
The Digital Growth Programme grant scheme provides financial support with the introduction of new systems and software to improve business performance and productivity. Grants from £2,100 to £42,000 are available.
The £67m scheme is a government led initiative intended to help create a full fibre Britain. It is primarily aimed at SMEs who can claim up to £2,500 against the cost of the connection to a gigabit (1Gbps) broadband network either individually of as part of a group project. Download voucher scheme details [PDF]
The University of Derby's Invest to Grow programme provides grants and loans of between £15,000 and £250,000 to support private-sector businesses across the East Midlands to innovate, grow and create jobs.
The Government’s £730 million Growing Places Fund loan scheme supports key infrastructure projects designed to unlock wider economic growth, create jobs and build houses.
Innovate UK aims to accelerate growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation. Grant funding competitions are open which can help you develop an idea and make it successful.
The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund aims to bring together the UK’s world-leading research with business to meet the major industrial and societal challenges of our time. This is part of government’s £4.7 billion investment in R&D over 4 years.
The MEIF is specifically designed to help small to medium businesses secure the funding, from £25,000 to £2m, that they need for growth and development.
This funded growth programme can provide free advice, support and help to source potential grants to help manufacturing businesses grow.