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

Tech Nation: Rising Stars Pitch Competition

24 September 2018

Rising Stars is the UK’s newest and most exciting pitch competition.  Designed with the ambitious tech entrepreneur in mind, Rising Stars is on a mission to find the UK’s most promising early-stage start-ups and take them to the next level. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect your startup with mentors, investors and influencers, and

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The Prince’s Countryside Fund: Grant Giving Programme

14 September 2018

The Prince’s Countryside Fund provides more than £1m in grants each year to projects across the UK. They have grants of up to £50,000 available for innovative projects that will provide a lasting legacy to the individuals and communities they seek to benefit. They recognise that rural communities face a range of challenges. One way

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Somerset Social Entrepreneurs: Start Up Intensive 3 Day Course

12 September 2018

A fully funded 3 day course specially designed to help start a social enterprise. The course will give a great introduction to starting and setting up a social enterprise, including: Setting your values, vision and mission Marketing your business Identifying customers Business planning Starting to measure your social impact Communicating and pitching your social enterprise

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The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme

04 September 2018

BUILD A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR YOUR FAMILY FARM BUSINESS The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme offers FREE business skills training and advice to family farms in 15 locations across the UK each year. Through a series of workshops and one to one support, it will help you to ensure that you are making the most of

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We’re Hiring – Join the Growth Hub team

03 September 2018

Job vacancy – Online Business Adviser Come and join the Growth Hub team! As part of the Heart of the South West Growth Hub, you will be part of a tight-knit team delivering a range of support services for people looking to start a business and for existing businesses looking to develop and grow. Reporting

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Creative England – Digital & Creative Investments

23 August 2018

Creative England Investments Are you looking to grow and scale your creative, digital business?  Have you struggled to access finance elsewhere? Creative England understands the needs of SMEs, particularly those in the creative sector.  They know how difficult it is to access finance from traditional sources and that in order to take your business to the

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Natwest: Skills & Opportunities Fund (Final Round)

17 August 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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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. Grants Fund Details The CIAG Grants Fund involves the provision of revenue, capital, or mixed revenue and capital grants to eligible organisations and businesses: Revenue grants between £5,000 and £40,000 to support providers to implement innovative ways of

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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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