A round up of business news including; information on new support services, grant funding, success stories, advice and information and dates for your diary.
South West Creative Technology Network | Automation Prototype Call.
13 August 2019
Invitation to Apply South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) are looking to award a range of grants of between £10k and £40k to invest in prototypes that use creative technologies to deliver original processes, experiences, products, services or platforms within the field of automation. They want to fund ideas that are brave and distinctive, thatRead more
Gov | £2.5m Countryside Stewardship on environmental projects
12 August 2019
A fourth national round of the popular Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund is today (5 August) opening for applications. Groups of farmers and landowners will be able to bid for a share of the £2.5 million fund until 4 October. It is expected to support approximately 40 new facilitation groups to deliver large-scale environment improvement inRead more
University of Kent | Free Cyber Security Healthcheck
12 August 2019
Charities are being offered free cyber security assessments amid concerns that half of all small organisations are falling victim to cyber crime every year. Researchers from De Montfort University in Leicester are offering the free hour-long cyber health check, which will review charities’ existing cyber security policies and provide advice on how they could beRead more
Gov | Manufacturing Made Smarter
07 August 2019
Description The Industry Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) will invest up to £30 million in projects that focus on the use of industrial digital technologies (IDTs) to transform the productivity and agility of UK manufacturing. The challenge will support innovation and deployment of IDTs across industry sectors via cross-sector collaboration and learning. We welcome a varietyRead more
Fareshare | Surplus with Purpose Fund
07 August 2019
Focus of fund/fund aims: Grants for food businesses that are seeking to redistribute surplus food to charities and community groups helping vulnerable people Application deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time Fund description: FareShare, a UK food redistribution charity, has launched a new £3m fund, the FareShare Surplus with Purpose Fund. It is aimedRead more
UnLtd Grow It Award 2019
05 August 2019
The Grow It Award is for social entrepreneurs looking to grow their venture, make a bigger difference and become sustainable. You are running a social venture that is already making a positive difference to people’s lives. You have compelling evidence of your impact. You might want to continue to grow to achieve your ambitions, orRead more
FSB Launch Search for Small Business Stars. Launched 1st August 2019.
05 August 2019
The search is on once again to find and salute the most outstanding small businesses from Somerset and the wider South West. Britain’s biggest business representation group the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) has launched the ‘FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2020’ which will culminate in both regional and national finals next spring. Small businessesRead more
Somerset Social Entrepreneurs Programme
31 July 2019
SSE Dartington have launched a new programme – funded by Enhance Social Enterprise (ERDF) – for social enterprises that are incorporated or plan to be by the start of the programme. This free Development programme will take place in Taunton between September 2019 and January 2020. A grant of £1,200 is available to every applicant from Somerset (conditions apply).Read more
The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme – South Hams
30 July 2019
Livestock farm businesses in the following areas are invited to apply to join this unique programme. Livestock and Mixed farms in the South Hams District of Devon Participants will receive one-to-one on farm support and; Group workshops on the following subjects; finance and business planning succession planning change management alternative bedding and forage strategies theRead more
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
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