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Community Led Local Development (CLLD)

Community Led Local Development (CLLD)

The CLLD Funding Programme aims to increase employment and skills, social enterprise and social inclusion addressing the following four priority themes: Enhancing Economic Inclusion Supporting initiatives focusing on those people who are the furthest from the labour market helping them to get back into employment Developing Growth and Enterprise Supporting small and medium size enterprises…
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Community Shares Booster Programme

Community Shares Booster Programme

Disadvantaged and under-represented communities that want to develop successful community businesses by issuing community shares, can apply for development grants of up to £10,000 and equity investments of up to £100,000. The funding is available to both new and existing community businesses. The funding is however not suitable for newly formed community groups that are…
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Conviction Investment Partners Founders Fund

Conviction Investment Partners Founders Fund

Conviction Investment Partners are looking for tech businesses that meet the following characteristics: Minimum revenue track record of 12 months Scalable and repeatable business models High annual growth rates Plans to expand internationally Demonstrable ability to become category leaders in local markets Long term unicorn ambitions
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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme supports small and medium-sized businesses, with an annual turnover of up to £45m, to access loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance of up to £5 million for up to six years. The government will provide lenders with a guarantee of 80% on each loan (subject to a per-lender…
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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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Creative Industries Fund

Creative Industries Fund

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is to invest up to £2.5 million in innovation projects. The aim of this competition is to provide a package of targeted support for growth so ambitious, creative businesses can reach their potential. It is designed to help creative businesses to explore new revenue streams by creating…
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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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Development Capital Fund

Development Capital Fund

This Development Capital Fund provides a range of funding packages up to £2 million, investing in established small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) looking for capital to help them unlock their growth potential.
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Durham Ambitious Business Start-Ups

Durham Ambitious Business Start-Ups

Do you want to turn a great idea into a successful business? Have you started a business but need help putting your ambitious growth plans into action? If you’re based in County Durham, the DABS programme has been specificlly designed to give ambitious individuals like you the support and guidance you need to start and…
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Durham Future Innovation Building Project

Durham Future Innovation Building Project

Are you a County Durham SME thinking of creating a new idea, processes, services or developing new products to help improve your business… or have you identified a problem within your business that requires innovative thinking?  The DFIB grant and support programme offers county Durham businesses a chance to innovate and grow their business. The…
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