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High Potential Startups
Budding entrepreneurs in the region are being given the chance to turn their notepad doodle into the next Google with support from the North East Growth Hub’s new High Potential Startups programme.
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Kick-starting Tourism Package
Businesses in tourist destinations across the North East LEP region that depend on visitors for income can apply for a grant up to £3k as part of government's new Kick-starting Tourism Package.
SME restart and recovery grants
SMEs in the North East LEP area can apply for grants to help them restart and recover during the coronavirus pandemic.
Funded support for your business
RTC North offers grant funding to support innovation and new ideas for your business.
These grants can be used to help you overcome many challenges and barriers to business growth. From expansion, developing new products/
Funding Central provides access to information on grant funding opportunities from local, national and international funding sources as well as social investment from a range of providers.
“Funding Central picks out oppor
Gateshead Business Resilience Fund
If you are a small or medium sized business based in the Gateshead Goes Local catchment area with plans to grow & employ more staff, you may be eligible to access grant funding through the Gateshead Business Resilience Fund.
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.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Graduate Internship Scheme
The University of Sunderland’s Graduate Internship Scheme can provide regional SME’s with a cost effective approach to recruiting graduate talent for a 12 month period. Part funded by the European Regional Development
University of Sunderland
Growth Capital Fund
The Growth Capital Fund provides businesses with up to £500,000 of the funding needed to achieve growth - this is via a business loan or venture capital.
North East Fund
Heritage Emergency Fund
The National Lottery Heritage Fun has put together a £50million fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
Priority will be given where:
there is limit
Heritage Lottery Fund
Heritage Lottery Funds & Grant
The Heritage Lottery Fund provides grants to heritage sites to help protect UK heritage and tourism
How to reclaim staff Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will repay employers the SSP paid to current or former employees.
The scheme opens for claims on Tuesday 26 May.
The repayment will cover up to 2 weeks starting from
Ignite features 6 months’ mentoring and support, £25,000 investment and sees our cohort working alongside a range of startups from around the UK.
Immersive Technology Investment Accelerator: phase 2, SME projects
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will award up to £2 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Audience of the Future programme. This is for immersive technology research and development (R&
Incentive payments for apprenticeships in 2020/21
As part of the government’s Plan for Jobs to help kickstart the nation’s economic recovery from coronavirus pandemic, a new incentive payment has been introduced for employers that hire an apprentice.
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