Access the funding you need to make the most out of an opportunity or an idea to grow your business.
SECCADS has received £2.578 million of funding from the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds growth programme for 2014 to 2020. This will be match-funded with £2.578 million from a partnership of private and public sector sources.
Between March 2019 and December 2020, the programme will help more than 370 companies and sole-traders with business support or grants, giving a £2.5 million boost to the creative economy in the south east of England.
SECCADS offers grants of between £1,000 and £20,000 to cover up to 35% of individual project costs.
The remaining 65% of project funding must come from private sources - for example, organisational profits, crowd-funding, trusts, foundations, a secured bank loan or personal contributions.
Grants to not have to be paid back - SECCADS offers equity-free investment.
TALE (Transport and Logistical Efficiencies) funded by ERDF ( The European Regional Development Fund, European Union allocated funding) provides free support and funding contributions to SMEs in the transport and logistics sector or with a logistics function. It asks ‘Is Your Data Working for You?’ as it creates opportunities to make the most of your data to improve profit margins and reduce costs.
TALE Business Support Facilitators will work with you to establish practical steps to exploit your data. Help can include:
Up to £60,000 is available per organisation that is eligible, applications can be made at three levels of funding:
The programme helps companies identify their barriers and overcome them by enhancing their innovation management capability, and increasing their effectiveness in generating and commercially exploiting ideas. Eligible SMEs can access up to seven days of fully funded, bespoke support from an Innovation Adviser.
The programme is fully funded by Innovate UK and offers up to 7 days of tailored coaching and support to address barriers to business growth.
Innovate 2 Succeed can give you help with:
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EIRA will support innovation in the East of England by helping businesses to access research expertise from universities and colleges in the region. The project has a specific focus on three themes: artificial intelligence, biotechnology and digital creative.
A range of grant funding opportunities enable businesses to draw on EIRA expertise, from small scale projects funded by Innovation Vouchers to larger scale work funded by Research and Development Grants.
EIRA will also enable students to be involved with businesses, running i-Teams and funding Innovation Internships.
The Network has already awarded a number of Proof of Concept grants to enable academics to develop ideas with commercial focus.
The purpose of the KEEP+ programme is to support business investment in research and innovation (R&I) and to foster collaboration between business and the higher education sector.
By connecting your small to medium sized enterprise (SME) to academic expertise and graduate talent the KEEP+ programme will help give a boost to your business by supplying the research and development support needed to help you launch new products and services.
The Manufacturing Growth Programme can help:
The Manufacturing Growth programme will provide:
Backed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and delivered by the Department for International Trade (DiT), Get Exporting 2 is a tailored programme which can provide match funding (50/50) up to £3000 to help you explore your chosen market and find the partners you need to succeed.
Alternatively if your route to market is through your online web presence, the Get Exporting 2 programme can help you to internationalise your website and get your products onto e-commerce platforms in other countries across the world.