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

Grant Alert: Pop Ideas – Funding for young footballers in Plymouth

26 June 2017

The Brad and Shaun ‘boot’ Fund The Brad and Shaun boot fund has been created in memory of Bradley Price and Shaun Brotherston to provide young footballers in Plymouth with help to purchase new football boots. 40 grants of £30 to award. Closing date for applicants 07/07/2017. For more information and to apply please click here &nbs

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Grant Alert: Devon County Council – Business Promotion Grant funding

21 June 2017

Businesses in Devon looking to reach new customers are being encouraged to apply for the latest round of Devon County Council’s Business Promotion Grant. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to help firms in the county to promote their products and services to wider audiences at trade shows and events. More than 20 companies

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Heart of the South West LEP

Brexit Survey

15 June 2017

Brexit Survey : The Heart of the South West Brexit Resilience & Opportunities Group (BROG) and Local Enterprise Partnership are keen to hear business views and learn more about the challenges and opportunities that local businesses across Devon and Somerset face.  They invite all businesses, across all sectors, to participate. To participate click here to complete

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North Devon Rural Funding Event – 29 June 2017

12 June 2017

This session will provide a briefing to businesses on the wide range of grants and funding currently available for rural businesses and projects in North Devon.  Businesses will also have the opportunity to talk to funders and pick up information following the presentations.  Further funders will have stands and information at the event. Thursday 29th June

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Level 3 Apprenticeship with the Growth Hub – Apply now

12 June 2017

We have an opportunity for an apprentice Business Administrator to work alongside the Growth Hub team. The role of Business Administrator (Apprentice) is to provide effective administrative and general project support to assist in the delivery of the Heart of the South West [HotSW] Growth Hub contract. This includes data entry, record keeping and general support to assist the

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Grant Alert : M&S Energy – Community Energy Fund

05 June 2017

The M&S Energy Community Energy Fund is open for applications with £300,000 to support renewable energy projects and technologies across the UK.  Last time around the money was distributed to inspiring organisations, shortlisted from hundreds of entries, that brought the benefits of energy initiatives to their communities.  Almost 80,000 votes were cast and 25 projects

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Grant Alert : Community Support grants – Masonic Charitable Foundation

05 June 2017

Community Support grants are available through the Masonic Charitable Foundation for charities that help people experiencing poverty and disadvantage, sickness and disability or barriers to education and employment. The charities supported make a significant and lasting difference to thousands of people in need and further those causes about which Freemasons and their families are most

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Npower Super Powered Business Competition

01 June 2017

The Npower Super Powered Business Competition is administered by Trinity Mirror Plc and Npower and supports the growth and development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the UK. One selected applicant will win a cash prize of £5,000 as well as business growth mentoring. Businesses need to employ less than 250 people and

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Gov.UK

Grant Alert : Innovate UK – Design Foundations 2017

01 June 2017

Innovate UK (IUK) has allocated up to £1 million to support business projects that use early-stage design activities to help them to generate new ideas that meet customer demand. Applications are open to UK-based businesses of any size: a single business must run each project. The competition will support businesses exploring ideas for physical or

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Grant Alert : Power to Change – Community Business Fund

01 June 2017

The Community Business Fund provides capital and project-related revenue funding for existing community businesses.  Grants of between £50,000 and £300,000 are available to community businesses which meet at least one of the following goals: reduce social isolation improve health and wellbeing increase employability create better access to basic services improve local environment enable greater community

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