A round up of business news including; information on new support services, grant funding, success stories, advice and information and dates for your diary.

Sporting Capital

13 August 2018

Sporting Capital invests in organisations that make a difference through sport. The £3 million sporting Capital Fund provides loan funding between £50,000 – £150,000. The loan funding will be used to help organisations develop new projects, operations and revenue streams. Sporting Capital can invest in a wide range of organisations from community clubs, social enterprises,

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Creative Innovation and Growth Grant (Adult Social Care)

13 August 2018

The Creative Innovation & Growth (CIAG) Grants Programme supports Adult Social Care businesses and organisations in Devon. Programme Aims The programme has three aims: To stimulate ‘edge of care’ outreach and prevention activities by: promoting and supporting independence; connecting people to their communities; keeping people healthier for longer; and thereby reducing the need for statutory

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Devon County Council Launches New Support for Adult Social Care Businesses

13 August 2018

A range of new support has been launched by Devon County Council to help the development and growth of adult social care businesses and organisations in the county. Free business support, training, development opportunities, and grant funding are being offered by Devon County Council with the aim of increasing provision of adult social care in

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Devon and Somerset 15-18 year olds to take advantage of £1 million to develop skills

03 August 2018

Devon and Somerset (Heart of the South West) 15-18 year olds Not in work, education or training urged to take advantage of £1 million to develop skills and progress onto a range of positive outcomes that include employment, education, apprenticeship’s and traineeships. European Social Funding has invested in a programme of support for young people

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Help Innovate UK understand what support your business needs to grow

02 August 2018

Short survey – your views on innovation investment, collaboration and support Innovate UK are looking for owners and directors of UK businesses (with 2+ employees) to contribute to an important study to understand what support businesses need to grow. As the Government’s innovation agency, this research will help them shape their services in the future.

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One month until Business Basics Fund first call closes

30 July 2018

There’s just over one month to go to get your bid in before the first call closes at noon on 4 September. A share of £2 million is available in this first call to develop and trial ideas. The fund will help improve the productivity and performance of small and medium businesses in England. CLICK

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Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are open for applications

26 July 2018

About Queen’s Awards for Enterprise The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK. The awards were first established in 1965 and since then over 7000 companies have achieved a Queen’s Award. The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products

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Natwest: Skills & Opportunities Fund – Final Round

25 July 2018

NatWest Skills & Opportunities Fund, launching on 3 September, will be the final opportunity to apply for a community grant of up to £35k. With the busy summer holidays just around the corner, Natwest wanted to make sure that you had plenty of time to prepare, if you’d been considering a future funding bid. There

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Devon and Somerset Social Entrepreneurs Development Programme

23 July 2018

The School for Social Entrepreneurs have just launched their Devon and Somerset Social Entrepreneurs Development Programme 2018/19.  This will provide a tailor-made programme for social venture leaders to help them develop the skills, personal effectiveness and knowledge to help their social venture grow and become sustainable. The course provides access to over £2500 worth of

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Natwest: Skills & Opportunities Fund (Final Round)

18 July 2018

NatWest Skills & Opportunities Fund is launching on 3 September 2018. This will be the final opportunity to apply for a community grant of up to £35k. They are looking for applications from not-for-profit organisations with a project, or project idea, focused on providing opportunities for people to develop their financial capability skills or the

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