A round up of business news including; information on new support services, grant funding, success stories, advice and information and dates for your diary.
Have Your Say on the Future of UK Fashion.
29 July 2019
London College of Fashion, UAL in Partnership with the UK Industrial Strategy have launched a nationwide survey consultation which will help shape the future sustainable development of the fashion industry. They are looking for owners/founders/CEOs up and down the country working in all aspects of fashion – from high street retailers, charities, jewellers, workspace providers,Read more
The Churchill Fellowships are now open for applications.
25 July 2019
Travel grants for change makers. The Churchill Fellowship are looking for inspiring people who want to make a difference in their community or profession. They will fund them to find the best ideas in the world and bring them back to transform the UK. The Fellowship will fund any UK citizen aged 18 or over,Read more
GOV | UK Seafood Innovation Fund
19 July 2019
The UK government’s Seafood Innovation Fund (SIF) is a £10 million research and development (R&D) fund that launched in July 2019. About the Seafood Innovation Fund The 3-year programme focuses on: delivering longer term, cutting-edge innovation across the seafood sector helping to take innovative ideas from early stage research to commercial viability The Centre forRead more
Forestry Commission | Tighter Restrictions on Oak Tree Imports Come Into Force.
19 July 2019
Tighter measures on the import of oak trees come into force in England to protect native trees from the threat of the Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) on Monday 15th July. The bolstered measures will only permit imports of certain oak trees, including: those from OPM free countries those from designated pest free areas including ProtectedRead more
FREE EVENT – Preparing Your Business for EU Exit – 25 July – Somerset West and Taunton Council
18 July 2019
The Brexit Resilience and Opportunities Group (BROG) for the Heart of the South West is hosting a workshop run by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to offer practical advice to businesses in preparation for leaving the EU. The Home Office will lead a session on employing EU citizens and the EURead more
Enterprise Europe Network is delivering another Global Business Innovation Programme to South Korea.
18 July 2019
Funded by Innovate UK selected applicants will benefit from an unrivalled programme of pre and post visit support and an intensive 5 day in-country itinerary with opportunities to meet the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC Korea), the UK’s Science and Innovation Network (SIN), South Korean officials and collaborate with South Korean businesses and research organisations.Read more
The Wakeham Trust – Small Grants for UK Registered Charities and Community & Voluntary Groups.
17 July 2019
Small grants generally up to £2,500 to support UK registered charities and community and voluntary groups for small-scale projects with a community emphasis that would find it hard to obtain funding elsewhere. Applications can be made at any time. The Wakeham Trust is particularly interested in helping small scale local projects in the UK thatRead more
Bishop Fox’s Educational Foundation | Grant Assistance for Young People
17 July 2019
The aim of the The Bishop Fox’s Educational Foundation is to promote the education of young people through a grant scheme within the following areas: Music – to include travel, tuition, materials & equipment (but not the purchase of instruments) and experiences Other Arts – to include travel, tuition, materials, equipment & experiences. Physical ActivityRead more
Countryside productivity small grants scheme | £15 million for new equipment
16 July 2019
The next funding round for the popular Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme has opened for applications (Tuesday 9 July). Through the initiative, farm businesses can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 to help them invest in new and innovative technology. Today’s announcement follows the first round of funding in 2018 when £15 millionRead more
Devon and Somerset businesses to benefit from £2.7m skills training fund
10 July 2019
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Heart of the South West LEP area; Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay, are urged to take advantage of a £2,700,000 skills training fund to upskill their workforce. The training is delivered as part of a programme called Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW), which Serco’s Employment, SkillsRead more
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