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County Durham Growth Fund

County Durham Growth Fund

Capital grant for projects that will expand the business and create jobs. Support of up to 45% contribution towards eligible projects over £100,000. Support can be for a range of costs such as land and buildings, premises lease and refurbishment, plant, machinery and equipment, professional fees, installations and software licenses. The fund is for a small…
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COVID-19 Business Support Grant

COVID-19 Business Support Grant

To support businesses during the current lockdown, Gateshead Council has allocated Additional Restrictions Grans to establish the Business Support Grant to assist businesses with fixed property overheads, that have been severely impacted but have not been eligible to access grant funding since the introduction of local restrictions on 18 September 2020. Are you eligible? Businesses…
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Defence and Security Accelerator

Defence and Security Accelerator

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) finds and funds exploitable innovation to support UK defence and security quickly and effectively, and support UK prosperity. To do this, DASA seeks groundbreaking ideas and funds industry and academia to develop their innovative ideas into exploitable products and services for defence and security customers and build an innovation…
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Durham Business Recovery Grant

Durham Business Recovery Grant

The Durham Business Recovery Grant is a £5 million fund to help County Durham businesses to recover from the effects of COVID-19. How much can you apply for? You can apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £40,000, at an intervention rate of 75% or 3/4. For example, for a project costing £1,333 a…
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Durham Internships and Collaborative Enterprise Project

Durham Internships and Collaborative Enterprise Project

Have you got an idea or project with no resources to take it forward? Durham University Careers & Enterprise centre has funding available for SMEs with a base in County Durham who are looking to establish internships and graduate opportunities. Match funding is available for up to 3 months full time salary costs (based on a…
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Finance Durham

Finance Durham

Up to £700,000 to support growth of businesses in or relocating to County Durham, to develop new products, enter new markets and/or expand operations.
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Gigabit Voucher Scheme

Gigabit Voucher Scheme

Through this scheme SMEs can claim up to £3,000 against the cost of full fibre connection, either individually or as part of a group project.
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Incentive payments for apprenticeships in 2020/21

Incentive payments for apprenticeships in 2020/21

The Government has increased incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice. Employers will receive £3,000 for new employees of any age who start their apprenticeship from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021. The incentive payment is in addition to the £1,000 employers already receive for hiring an apprentice: aged 16 to 18 years old…
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Innovation Funding

Innovation Funding

There are many innovation funding competitions available for UK-based businesses and research organisations. Find them all here.
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Innovation SuperNetwork Grant

Innovation SuperNetwork Grant

Please note: this grant is open for expressions of interest. The Innovation SuperNetwork grant is an ERDF funded project which provides a limited number of grants to help innovative SMEs in the North East LEP area bring new products and services to market, or innovative processes to their businesses. What will I get? The grants…
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