Are you an entrepreneur, micro/SME or freelancer who wants to take their business to the next level? If you are, how do you successfully realise the ambitions you have for your business?
With our unique experience from running the oldest owner-manager growth programme in the country, and as the Entrepreneurial Hub at Cranfield University, we know how to identify and overcome the most critical barriers for your success in this exciting and high growth market sector.
IMAGE is offering funding opportunities for SMEs to work with universities & tap into their leading expertise. The fund can help with Research and development, Bespoke training, Consultancy, Specialised events and workshops. Check out if it can help your business
Providing access to appropriate sources of finance to enable businesses to reach their full growth potential. Midlands Engine provide commercially focused finance through Small Business Loans.
The aim of Kettering Borough Council’s Grant Scheme is to support voluntary and community groups in carrying out activities that enhance the quality of life for local residents and increase their involvement within the community. Click to see the full range of small grants that may be available
Deliver a variety of funding for the local voluntary & community sector. Dedicated to funding community-based action which improves the lives of our county’s most disadvantaged people and communities including unemployment & social isolation.
A loan provider to small & growing businesses. Focus is on business that cannot obtain funding through the traditional banking sector. Loans are provided from £3,000 to £150,000 over a maximum of 5 years, and asset security is not taken on any of the loans, all loans are backed by the British Business Bank.
The Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF) is a competitive funding scheme to support the development of technologies, products and processes in energy efficiency, power generation and storage. The fund is looking to support, through capital grants, the development and demonstration of innovation technologies and/or processes in the areas of energy efficiency, power generation, and heat and energy storage.
The Food & Drink Forum has secured funding to offer a range of useful services to food and drink manufacturers over the next three years, including; grant funding, business mentoring, industry events, technical support and technical apprentices.
Supporting businesses to create jobs & grow the rural economy. Projects must contribute to at least one priority: support business diversification, boost rural tourism, increase farm & forestry productivity, provide rural services & cultural & heritage activities.
ESIF have a range of calls across the East Midlands to support development in a comprehensive way by investing in businesses, R & D, infrastructure, employment & training, agriculture, forestry & fisheries development, with the overall objective to improve the quality of life of EU citizens.
If you are a SME working, or looking to work, in the medical/life science sector….then your business could benefit from our support just like Bedfordshire based Optima-life, a health technology company working with organisations to improve employee health and wellbeing, who received a grant via the ACTIS programme
Rural Development Programme For England supports agriculture & forestry sectors increasing competition, improving quality of life & diversifying rural economies. Offering grants of up to 40% of a project’s total eligible costs. Minimum grant £35,000
Using money raised by National Lottery players to help people enjoy and protect the heritage they care about. Grants from £3,000 to over £5 million to provide positive outcomes for heritage, people and communities. Local, regional & national heritage applicable.
Provides an energy efficiency support service for SME’s. Grants available of 15% capital contribution (up to £5,000) towards the purchase of energy saving equipment. Other support is provided through energy assessments, training workshops, and equipment procurement support.
To support private sector businesses, predominantly in the form of loan funding, to grow & create jobs. Aims at priority growth sectors such as Transport Equipment Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Construction, Food & Drink Manufacturing, Logistics, Low Carbon and Creative Industries.
Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses and the local communities surrounding them to contribute to the installation cost of a gigabit capable connection. Businesses can claim up to £3,000 against the cost of connection either individually or as part of a group project
The Community Grants programme offers Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations grant funding from £10,000 to £20,000 to deliver local projects that make a difference within local communities in the South East Midlands.
The programme is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). Unlike many other grant funding schemes, Community Grants do not require ‘match’ funding so grants can cover 100% of the project cost.