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Innovation loans Competition

Finance

Innovate UK is to offer up to £10 million in loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

Improving productivity for businesses: apply for funding

Finance

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to test ideas for increasing the adoption of practices that improve productivity. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has up to £2 million to invest in trials of innovative ways to improve productivity.

Discovering Start Ups Competition – Cambridge Wireless

Starting a business | Training & Development | Business support & advice | Mentoring | Professional Services

The 9th Annual Discovering Start-Ups Competition is a unique opportunity to showcase your innovative idea or product and gain valuable PR exposure to the world of investors and technology industry. 

SME Leaders Programme

Finance | Training & Development | Sales & marketing | Business support & advice | Mentoring | Premises

This programme, delivered by the Academy’s Enterprise Hub, will support promising leader of high-growth engineering SMEs. 

2018 Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 awards

Finance

Entries are now open for the 21st annual Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 awards. The awards rank and recognise the 50 fasting growing technology companies in the UK, based on the last four years of revenue growth.

British Business Bank Online Information Hub

Finance

The British Business Bank has launched a new interactive website that offers independent information on finance options for scale-up, high growth and potential high growth businesses: The Information Hub.

Audience of the future: design foundations

Finance

UK businesses can apply for a share of £1million for early-stage, human-centred design projects that will determine future R&D activity in immersive experiences. This is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

UK Research and Innovation strength in places fund

Finance

A new competitive scheme that takes a place-based approach to research and innovation funding, to support significant regional economic growth. Consortia of UK businesses and publicly funded research organisations can apply for up to £50 million per application.

Accelerate@Babraham start-ups competition

Finance | Starting a business | Training & Development | Business support & advice | Mentoring

The Accelerate@Babraham concept complements the ongoing support of the Cambridge life science cluster through the provision of access to the campus community and infrastructure without the need to an established occupier on site.

Help the Homeless Grants

Finance

Help the Homeless makes grants to charitable organisations with the aim of helping homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.

Grant schemes for electric vehicle charging infrastructure – Office for Low Emission Vehicles

Finance

The government offers grants to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles via the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

Community Asset Fund – Sports England

Finance

The Community Asset Fund is a programme dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community that give people the opportunity to be active.

Archives Revealed Programme – The National Archives

Finance

Archives Revealed is a partnership programme between The National Archives and The Pilgrim Trust. It is described as the only funding stream available in the UK dedicated to cataloguing and unlocking archives.

BlueSpark Foundation

Finance

BlueSpark Foundation is a registered charity which supports the education and development of children and young people by providing grants for educational, cultural, sporting and other projects.

Community Shares Booster Programme – Power to Change

Finance

The Community Shares Booster Programme is a funding scheme to support community share offers. It will invest equity up to £100,000 to match community shares societies that can demonstrate higher than average levels of community impact, innovation and engagement. 

Screwfix Foundation

Finance

The Screwfix Foundation raises funds to support project that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need throughout the UK. 

Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme

Finance

The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme is a £1.5 million government fund that will support local and community groups across England in celebrating the centenary of women gaining the right to vote.

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation – Community Centres and Village Halls

Finance

Trusthouse is interested in applications for capital projects at community centres in the most deprived urban areas and village halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas. 

Returners Fund – Government Equalities Office

Finance

A Fund of £1.5 million has been made available offering grants to projects which help people to return to work in the private sector. These projects could help returners update their skills, provide other training, or support businesses to increase employment opportunities for returners.

Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Charitable Foundation grants

Finance

The TDS Charitable Foundation exists to raise the standard of private rented housing management. Each year they select particular areas as a focus for their work and funding.

Tackling Violence against Women and Girls – Comic Relief

Finance

This £4 million initiative is funded by, Comic Relief with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the UK’s Devolved Administrations to support organisations that are working to end violence and abuse experienced by women and girls across the UK.

Crowdfunding Platform: Crowdfunder.co.uk

Finance

Crowdfunder.co.uk aims to match entrepreneurs with a conscience with potential investors. It has raised over £50 million for projects across the UK. The site is particularly geared towards endeavours that promise social value such as community work or projects benefitting society or the environment.

Crowdfunding Platform: Crowdcube

Finance

Crowdcube is a UK based crowdfunding platform aiming to provide funding for business pitches. The site provides expert advice on how to deliver a well-polished pitch, communications plan and realistic target, before you launch the fundraiser on the site.

Crowdfunding Platform: Seedrs

Finance

Billed as an equity crowdfunding site, Seedrs is most definitely aimed at potentially lucrative business ideas. The investor network includes angel investors and venture capitalists alongside your friends and family. Businesses on the site range from idea-stage startups to publicly traded companies. Investments are uncapped but will buy the investor voting shares in your company.

Crowdfunding Platform: RocketHub

Finance

Rockethub is a platform aimed at novice entrepreneurs hoping to get their business idea off the ground. You have to pitch your business or product idea to them and – if accepted – will be provided with options on how best to raise funding, as well as the opportunity to use their ELEQUITY Funding™ platform to raise capital.

Crowdfunding Platform: GoFundMe

Finance

GoFundMe is the most casual amongst crowdfunding sites, it adopts an informal tone for generally small-scale, personal or charity projects, rather than potential money-spinning innovations.

Crowdfunding Platform: Patreon

Finance

Patreon is different from most other crowdfunding sites in that operates on a subscription-based model rather than a one-off bulk payment. It’s primarily aimed at finding support for typically underfunded creative producers, like writers, artists, musicians and podcasters.

Crowdfunding Platform: Indiegogo

Finance

Indiegogo is more squarely targeted at entrepreneurs than Kickstarter, with the website divided into three categories: Tech and Innovation, Creative Projects and Community Projects. The site also boasts a marketplace where you can sell successfully funded products.

StartUp Donut

Finance | Starting a business | Training & Development | Sales & marketing | Regulation | Business support & advice | Intellectual Property | Human Resources | Purchasing | Recruitment

StartUp Donut is a handy free online resource for Start Up businesses and SMEs.
It covers all the basics a new start-up might need to know.

Royal British Legion External Grants Portal

Finance

The Royal British Legion’s External Grants programme is open to applications for not-for-profit organisations running, or planning charitable activities.

Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage

Finance

Sport England will be investing funds to tackling inactivity in lower socio-economic groups in the second phase of their Towards an Active Nation scheme

Grant Giving Programme

Finance

The Prince’s Courtyard Fund provides more than £1 million in grants each year to projects around the UK. There are also grants of up to £50,000 available.

Post Office Community Branch Fund

Finance

The £20 million Community Brand Fund is now open for applications. The fund offers investment for subpostmasters to support the growth of their Post Office business and help to underpin the long term viability of their business. 

Develop game-changing ideas: apply for an innovation loan

Finance

UK SMEs can apply for a loan for a late-stage innovation project as part of Innovate UK’s £10 million open competition. Innovate UK has up to £10 million in innovation loans for UK small or medium-sized enterprises to carry out highly-innovative game-changing projects.

Solutions to digitize the Real Estate Market

Training & Development | Business support & advice | Networking

Pom+Consulting (pom+), a renowned and innovative Swiss real estate and technology consulting firm is building up a Property Technology/PropTech platform to connect innovators with corporate (as users or even investors).

Calor Rural Community Fund

Finance

Rural communities throughout the UK could be eligible for funding from the Calor Rural Community Fund. Established in 2017, the fund from provider Calor aims to give off-grid communities the chance to gain funding for projects that will improve local life.

The MERLIN (Methodologies for Reseacher Led Innovations) Project

Starting a business | Training & Development | Business support & advice | Networking | I.T | Mentoring

St John’s Innovation Centre is a partner for the recently launched fully funded MERLIN project aimed to support ICT researches, post-docs, SMEs and start-ups across Europe to realise the full potential and impact of their research and to support them with market validation and commercialisation.

Developing healthcare innovations: apply for business funding

Finance

UK businesses can apply to the Biomedical Catalyst for a share of up to £10 million to develop innovative products and processes to healthcare challenges.

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

Finance

Up to £72 million is available to establish a core innovation hub for construction as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Innovate UK has up to £72 million to invest in establishing a core innovation hub to support collaboration between industry and academia and transform the construction sector.

The Nationwide Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Business support & advice | I.T | Professional Services

The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme will provide vouchers worth up to £3000 for a small or medium sized business or £500 to residents to help with the costs of connecting to full fibre broadband.

Business and Entrepreneurship Summer Programme

Starting a business | Training & Development | Business support & advice | Networking | Mentoring | Professional Services

The exciting new two-week programme combines core sessions from business school academics with hands-on sessions from business practitioners and successful entrepreneurs.

East Midlands Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications

Training & Development | Business support & advice | Premises

EMCoE is a partnership of the University of Leicester, the British Geological Survey and the National Centre of Earth Observation, established and supported by the Satellite Applications Catapult and the UK Space Agency.

Lighthouse Training: Develop your Managers with 90% Funding Paid

Training & Development

MENTA are pleased to announce, until June 2018 local company Lighthouse Training will support Suffolk based businesses with the professional development of their managers.

Social Investment Loans of up to £100k – Limited Period Only

Finance

Loans from £10k to £100k are available for early stage and growing impact ventures. Applications must before the middle of May 2018.

EDF Pulse Prix 2018

Finance

To promote innovation and to the future, EDF launched the EDF Pulse Awards to showcase and provide tangible support to European startups that are joining forces, creating and inventing tomorrow’s future.

The Cool Initiatives Education Challenge

Finance

Cool Initiatives is looking for innovative and creative education technology ideas that are still in the early stages of development.

Mick George Community Fund

Finance

The Mick George Community Fund has roughly £200,000 available to community projects that meet the criteria per year. In order to submit a loan application all projects must be located within the vicinity of a Mick George site and operating area.

Ukie: Access to finance

Finance

Accessing finance is a constant challenge facing games business in the UK. However, there is finding available if you know where to look. Ukie is a guide that provides a summary of where some of this funding can be found and how to make use of it.

UK Games Fund

Finance

The UK Games Fund is a £4m fund, set up in 2015 and running until at least 2019, that provides Government grants to studios to be applied towards the development of a specific game project.

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) tax relief

Finance

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme and the Enterprise Investment Scheme are government approved schemes which provide significant tax reliefs to UK tax paying individuals who invest in early stage UK companies by subscribing for shares in such companies.

Medtech Accelerator

Finance

The Medtech Accelerator is looking for applications from individuals or teams primarily from eligible NHS organisations with individuals or teams primarily from eligible NHS organisations with innovations in the broad area of medical technology that meet unmet clinical needs.

4Manufacturing

Business support & advice | I.T

4Manufacturing is a revolutionary new approach, developed in partnership with the industry, to help manufacturers innovate. It provides strategies for businesses to realise a more productive, prosperous future enabled by the integration of technologies and systems using digital data within both the business and the supply chain.

Countryside Productivity – Small Grants Scheme

Finance

The initial offer is for £15 million of small grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 for a range of equipment and technology to be used on farms with applications due in by 14 March 2018. 

VocTech Seed Funding 2018

Finance | Training & Development | Business support & advice | Mentoring

Ufi is launching its latest seed funding call, offering up to £50,000 for projects which aim to provide innovative digital solutions to vocational adult learning.

Construction Industry Helpine

Finance | Business support & advice | Professional Services

The Construction Industry Helpline provides a 24/7 safety net for all construct workers and their families in the UK and Ireland. The Construction Industry Helpline also offers a helpline pack for sites or businesses. Each pack contains posts and helpline cards to distribute to a workforce.

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

Finance | Training & Development | Business support & advice | Mentoring | Recruitment

CITB use sector specific labour market intelligence, the Construction Skills Network, to develop and deliver products and services to construction employers and they invest employer funds in a variety of ways – so that businesses can keep the skills in their workforce up-to-date, and increase their bottom line.

Public Land for Sale Guidance

Purchasing | Premises

Public land the Homes and Communities Agency has for sale and how it is sold to house builders and other development.

Better Connected: A Practical Guide to Utilities for Home Builders

Regulation | Business support & advice | Professional Services

This useful guide offering practical guidance to utilities for home builders, sets our what developers and utilities companies should expect from each other when providing appropriate utilities to bring forward future development.

Peterborough Regional College

Training & Development

Peterborough Regional College offers education and training to over 10,000 students and businesses every year providing a huge range of courses to suit everyone – GCSEs, vocational career focused courses, part-time adult courses, Apprenticeships, higher education and professional training tailored to both individuals and employers.

Saint-Gobain Entrepreneurship Foundation

Training & Development | Business support & advice

The Entrepreneurship Foundation is part of Saint-Gobain’s “Support for Industry” initiative which is laid out in its CSR strategy. This includes a commitment to support small businesses in the construction industry in their efforts to grow and progress. It aims to help accelerate this growth in order to create thriving businesses that can meet the demands of a developing, dynamic and innovative construction industry.

Planning Portal

Regulation | Premises

The Planning Portal was established by UK government in 2002 to allow planning applications in England and Wales to be processed electronically.

Homes England

Regulation | Business support & advice | Other | Premises

Homes England brings together land, money, expertise, and planning & compulsory purchase powers, with a clear remit to facilitate delivery of sufficient new homes, where they are most needed, to deliver a sustained improvement in affordability.

Bridging for Innovators Programme and Funding

Finance | Business support & advice

Funding is now available through the Bridging for Innovators Programme to support UK industry in improving productivity.

Food Innovation Network

Business support & advice | Intellectual Property | Networking

The Food Innovation Network (FIN) is a virtual community of organisations, big and small, all of whom are looking for opportunities, partners, processes and ideas to help them make their food innovation ideas a reality, fuel the growth of their business and form new partnerships.

Innovation Loans – Innovate UK

Finance

Innovation loans are a financial product offered by Innovate UK. They are for UK businesses that want to scale up and grow through innovation, developing new or improved products, processes or services.

GDPR – ICO help for small and micro businesses

Sales & marketing | Regulation | Business support & advice | I.T

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a dedicated telephone service aimed at helping small businesses prepare for new data protection laws under GDPR.

Cambridge Mathematics Placements (CMP) scheme, formerly known as the Post Masters Placements (PMP) scheme

Business support & advice | Other | Mentoring | Recruitment

Young mathematicians are encouraged to spend time (up to 8 weeks) working in an external setting (University departments, labs, or industry) in order to gain experience in innovative mathematical research and learn how this can impact other disciplines and society at large

RDPE Growth Programme: Rural Broadband Infrastructure grant

Finance

The RDPE Growth Programme is currently offering grant funding for projects in England which create broadband infrastructure in rural areas. 

Comic Relief Core Strength Local Communities Grants

Finance

UK Community Foundations is supporting Comic Relief to deliver a £2 million investment into supporting small community led organisations across the UK. 

UK theatres Grant Scheme

Finance

The UK Theatres Small Grant Scheme is a capital fund that awards up to £5,000 to theatres across the UK run by charities and not-for-profit groups.

Allia Serious Impact Accelerator

Finance | Starting a business | Training & Development | Sales & marketing | Regulation | Business support & advice | Networking | Mentoring

Join this programme and find a cohort of like minded impact entrepreneurs with new business ideas to launch and new ventures to grow.

Place Based Social Action Programme

Finance

PBSA is a joint £4.5 million programme between the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Big Lottery Fund using National Lottery funding.

Website Grants – Transform Foundation

Finance

Transform Foundation are offering up to £18,000 in funding to organisations who are dedicated to making sophisticated websites with website management tools

Creative England Business Loans

Finance

Low-interest loans for creative digital small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in England, but outside Greater London.

#iwill Take Action Fund

Finance

The #iwill campaign aims to ensure that 60% of 10 to 20 year olds across the UK are taking part in meaningful social action by 2020.

Spacehive – GLL Community Foundation Fund

Finance | Training & Development | Business support & advice

Spacehive have officially partnered with GLL, the UK’s largest charitable social enterprise to launch the GLL Community Foundation Fund. 

The Heritage Mortgage Programme

Finance

Responding to the needs of both their existing and prospective borrowers, as of 2017 the AHF is now able to offer bespoke mortgage-style loan facilities.

Degree Apprenticeships

Other

A Degree Apprenticeship is a new education route that brings together the best of higher education and vocational training.

Bizfitech – BusinessFinanceCompared.com

Finance

BusinessFinanceCompared.com, the finance marketplace operated by Bizfitech, has been chosen as one of three platforms behind the new bank referral scheme by the HM Treasury.

Alternative Business Funding

Finance

Alternative Business Funding has been approved as a designated referral platform by HM Treasury and the British Business Bank.

Building a market for energy efficiency

This call for evidence outlines a range of barriers to investment in energy efficiency on both the demand and supply side. 

Childcare Business Grant – Department for Education

Finance

The Childcare Business Grants Scheme is open to newly registered early years childminders, childcare providers on domestic premises  and Childminder Agencies in England.  

Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme

The government plans to introduce a support programme to increase industry confidence in identifying and investing in opportunities.

Premier League and the FA facilities Fund

Finance

The Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund is available to football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations.

Reaching Communities England

Finance

Reaching Communities England provides funding between £10,000 and £500,000 for voluntary and community groups. 

Grants for War Memorials

Finance

War Memorials Trust administers a number of grant schemes which between them cover the whole UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. 

Neighbourhood Planning Grants

Finance | Business support & advice

With Neighbourhood Planning Support, you’ll find everything you need to know about how to develop a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order and what support is available to you.

Grants for the Arts Libraries Fund

Finance

The Grants for the Arts Libraries fund invests National Lottery money in projects delivered by public libraries or library authorities

The Discovery Foundation

Finance

The Santander Foundation plays an important role in Santander UK’s flagship community programme, the Discovery Project.  

More than a Pub – Community Business Support Programme

Finance | Training & Development | Business support & advice

More than a pub: The Community Pub Business Support Programme is a unique two year programme established to help support community ownership of pubs England

Fans Fund Small Grants Scheme

Finance

This scheme is a three-year commitment from the Premier League to fund projects which improve the relationship between fans and their clubs. 

Home Building Fund

Finance

Managed by the Homes & Communities Agency, the Home Building Fund is run by the government has £3 billion fund to increase the number of homes in England.

Tesco Bags for Help – Tesco and Groundwork

Finance

Bags for Help is a local community grant scheme where the money raised by the sale of carrier bags is used to fund thousands of local projects.

Changemaker – Santander

Finance

Changemaker is a fund to help social enterprises, small charities and community groups to deliver projects in the UK to improve communities.

BT Community Fibre Partnerships

Finance

£2 million of grants has been made available for BT Group for Community Fibre Partnerships delivered by Openreach to benefit local communities.

Grant schemes for electric vehicles charging infrastructure

Finance

The government offers grants to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles via the Office of Low Emission Vehicles. 

Barclays Eagle Labs

Training & Development | Business support & advice | Other | I.T | Mentoring | Premises

Cambridge incubator actively supports the Cambridge ecosystem of entrepreneurs.

Wirefund – Small Business Loan without Personal Guarantee

Finance

Wirefund. Providing quick and simple small business loans to Limited companies and sole traders in the UK.

Serious Impact Incubator, Cambridge

Finance | Starting a business | Training & Development | Sales & marketing | Regulation | Exporting | Intellectual Property | Human Resources | Other | Networking | I.T | Purchasing | Mentoring | Recruitment | Professional Services | Capital Equity | Vehicles | Premises

If you’re ambitious to grow, you could join the first Serious Impact Incubator for Cambridge businesses, combining high quality one-to-one support, tailored to you, with free work-space at Allia Future Business Centre Cambridge, the home of impact entrepreneurs.

Eastern Academic Health Science Network

Finance | Regulation | Business support & advice | Intellectual Property

The Eastern Academic Science Network (EAHSN) is here to spread innovation at pace and scale – improving health and generating economic growth.

Serious Impact Incubator, Peterborough

Training & Development | Sales & marketing | Regulation | Business support & advice | Exporting | Intellectual Property | Networking | Mentoring | Premises

If you’re ambitious to grow, you could join the first Serious Impact Incubator for Peterborough businesses, combining high quality one-to-one support, tailored to you, with free work-space at Allia Future Business Centre Peterborough, the home of impact entrepreneurs.

Tackling drug resistance: UK-China funding competition announced

Finance | Business support & advice

A new competition for 2018 will make up to £10 million available to UK organisations to work with Chinese partners.

Faraday Challenge: Battery Technology

Finance | Vehicles

Government has announced a new £246m Faraday Challenge fund to support development and boost expertise in new battery technology.

Serious Support for Start-Ups

Finance | Starting a business | Training & Development | Sales & marketing | Regulation | Business support & advice | Intellectual Property | Human Resources | Other | Networking | Mentoring | Recruitment | Capital Equity | Premises

Start-ups aspiring to make a positive impact on people, planet or place, are offered the opportunity to join Allia’s next FREE Serious Impact Accelerator in Cambridge.

Heritage Lottery Fund Grants

Finance | Starting a business | Training & Development

From the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks we love, from precious memories to rare wildlife… the Heritage Fund use money raised by National Lottery players to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about.

FDF and FDEA launch new guide to boost UK food and drink exports

Regulation | Business support & advice | Exporting

Food and drink companies will receive advice to begin or accelerate their export journey today with the launch of a new five step guide.

Cyber Bullying – Updated ACAS Guidance

Training & Development | Regulation | Business support & advice | Other | I.T

The rise of online networking and the use of social media has seen the growth in a new type of bullying. Cyber bullying is any form of bullying, harassment or victimisation online. It can spill from on-screen to off-screen and affect the face-to-face interactions between colleagues at work and away from work.

Data Analytics Innovation Voucher – improve data management

Finance | Training & Development | Business support & advice | I.T | Purchasing | Professional Services

The Data Analytics Innovation Voucher (DAIV) programme provides vouchers worth up to £2,000 to allow organisations to work with experts across the University of East Anglia.

If you are a micro, small or medium-sized business, local authority, charity, or not-for-profit-organisation, and you need help with your data analytics, then apply now for one of our Data Analytics Innovation Vouchers (DAIVs)!

Collusion

Training & Development | Other | Networking

Collusion is a not for profit company working at the intersection of arts, technology and human interaction.

They create ambitious, disruptive, immersive works that consider the impact of emerging technology on society, inviting public engagement & interaction. Their mission is to build an international profile for the Cambridge area as an R&D centre for interdisciplinary arts & technology collaboration that engages artists/creatives, academics and technologists to generate work that could only have been produced here.

Grants4Growth – Local Enterprise Growth & Efficiency Programme

Finance

Capital grants are available up to a maximum of 28% of the eligible capital spend of your project on initiatives that promote business growth, increase turnover and help create jobs.

Good Finance Website: Funding for Charities and Social Enterprises

Finance | Business support & advice

Aimed at charities and social enterprises, a new website has been launched that explains and simplifies social investment to help charities access it and which is backed by government and a range of sector bodies has been launched.

EU Rural Business Funding – Business Development Grant

Finance

GCGP LEP has funding to help rural micro and small businesses grow to create new jobs and increase productivity with Business Development grants of up to £170,000.

Menta Expert Connections

Business support & advice

Menta expert connections is for business owners who find themselves in uncharted waters regarding strategic/management issues, and would welcome the opportunity to speak with a ‘critical friend’ who can draw on personal experience or provide a different perspective. For example, business owners may have to make decisions about expansion, further investment, employment, or diversification.

Employee Support in Skills (ESS) – Free Training Courses

Training & Development | I.T

If you’re looking to develop your skills and gain recognition for your abilities, there are a wide range of FULLY FUNDED courses available for you.

EU Rural Business Funding – Food Processing Grant

Finance

Grants of between £100,000 and £500,000 are available for good quality eligible projects in the GCGP LEP area.

Small Grants Scheme

Finance

The Small Grant Scheme provides direct grant funding to local Micro, Small and Medium sized businesses in the Norfolk and Suffolk area to support growth and expansion, introduction of new products or services, improvements to productivity and efficiency, and may also create new jobs.

International Trade Portal

Sales & marketing | Regulation | Business support & advice | Exporting | Intellectual Property

The Lloyds Bank International Trade Portal is a powerful online tool to help businesses expand their business to overseas markets and position products and services in the best countries for trading.

Low Carbon Innovation Fund

Finance | Business support & advice

The Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF) is a venture capital fund, providing equity finance for SME’s based wholly or partially in the East of England. LCIF co-invests alongside private sector investors such as founders, angel investors and/or other funds to provide finance to early and growth stage businesses in a variety of sectors to enable them to develop.

Data Pitch – Innovation Programme

Finance | Business support & advice | I.T

Data Pitch can support and fund you to develop new products and services with data. Data Pitch will provide up to 50 European start-ups and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) with world-class business support.

Community Action Fund

Finance

The FCC Community Action Fund offers funding of between £2,000 and £50,000 to projects which fall within WREN policy and the Landfill Communities Fund.

Share Peterborough

Starting a business | Business support & advice | Other | I.T | Purchasing | Recruitment | Professional Services | Vehicles | Premises

Share Peterborough facilitates circularity amongst the business community, providing an easy way to tap into local resources and make the most of them. It helps generating economic, social and environmental value to each member, and to the whole City too.

Barclays Local Insights

Starting a business | Training & Development | Sales & marketing | Business support & advice

 
Have you ever wondered what makes people and small businesses in your area tick? We have.

SyndicateRoom Ltd – Equity Crowdfunding Platform

Finance | Capital Equity

SyndicateRoom is an online equity crowdfunding platform that allows its members to co-invest in high-growth companies with experienced investors including some of the most prominent Business Angels in the UK.

Serious Impact – Start Up Accelerator

Starting a business | Business support & advice | Intellectual Property | Networking | Mentoring | Premises

Join a cohort of like-minded impact entrepreneurs to build, develop and consolidate your knowledge and skills, with expert help for great teams (or individuals) with new ideas, to launch and grow sustainable impact ventures.

Website Grant – The Transform Foundation

I.T

The Transform Foundation have grants of up to £18,000 aimed at charities, non-profit organisations and CICs, to build their website.

REACTOR

Business support & advice

The REACTOR project’s aim is to evolve the gaming sector from an entertainment-only industry into an exciting life solutions arena, creating opportunities for businesses and new benefits for users. Expert business support is available to transform ideas into real-life business opportunities.

Innovation Bridge – SME Support and Grant Programme

Finance | Business support & advice

If your business is looking to develop an innovative new product or service, Innovation Bridge, run by Anglia Ruskin University, may be able to help.

The Business Energy Efficiency Cambridge & Peterborough programme (BEECP)

Finance | Business support & advice

The Business Energy Efficiency Cambridge & Peterborough programme (BEECP) aims to provide support and grants to small businesses to help catalyse investment in energy efficiency initiatives, to reduce carbon emissions and realise the associated business benefits including; reduced operating costs, increased competitiveness, business growth and resilience.

Funding Circle

Finance

Funding Circle is a peer to peer leading lender focused on helping small businesses gain financial support. Loans are available from £5,000 up to £1,000,000.

Manufacturing Growth Programme

Finance | Training & Development | Business support & advice

Manufacturing SME’s in Norfolk, Suffolk, or Hertfordshire, can now access the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) Grant which could provide many advantages for your business.

Key facts on Research & Development Tax Relief

Finance | Starting a business | Business support & advice

If you or any of your clients are involved in research and development projects you may be able to claim R&D tax relief.

Community Business Fund

Finance

The Community Business Fund is now open for applications! Through this fund, you can be awarded a grant of between £50,00 and £300,000. You must submit your applications before 12 noon on 22 May 2018. There will another application window for the Community Business Fund in autumn 2018.

SCORE Grants

Finance | Business support & advice | Intellectual Property

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to help companies across England to develop new products, processes and ideas – from patenting a product to exploring concepts that offer new ways of solving problems and driving efficiency.

Serious Impact

Starting a business | Sales & marketing | Business support & advice | Intellectual Property

The Serious Impact programme provides a range of support services to help entrepreneurs, early stage start-up businesses and established SMEs.

Offices, Labs & Developments – Professional Premises

Premises

Cambridge is home to one of the country’s first dedicated Science Parks, and further developments over the past few years have led to a variety of offices, labs and premises for companies of all sizes.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Training & Development | Business support & advice | Human Resources | Networking | Mentoring

Do you run a successful business or social enterprise and are looking to grow?
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education and business support services.

Innovate2Succeed

Finance | Starting a business | Training & Development | Sales & marketing | Regulation | Business support & advice | Exporting | Intellectual Property | Mentoring | Capital Equity

Innovate2Succeed is a fully-funded innovation mentoring programme to support ambitious SME’s with bringing new products or services to market.

The Care and Wellbeing Fund – Social Enterprises

Finance | Business support & advice

The Care and Wellbeing fund invests in social enterprises that provide community based integrated health and social care, wellbeing & prevention work.

Investors in the Environment (iiE)

Premises

Investors in the Environment (iiE) is a not for profit environmental accreditation scheme. It is designed to help businesses, small or large, save money and the environment by improving their energy efficiency and reducing their environmental impact.

Innovate UK – £15m grant funding available for innovative R&D projects

Finance

Innovate UK have allocated up to £15 million to fund innovation projects. Successful applicants can attract grant funding towards their eligible project costs.

Greener Business Grant

Finance

The Greener Business Grant has been set up by West Suffolk Local Strategic Partnership (WSLSP) to help local businesses and organisations reduce their energy use and save money.

Start-Up Loans Company

Finance

The Start Up Loans Company is a government-backed scheme, to provide unsecured personal loans for business purposes.

East of England Regional Trade Finance Loan Scheme

Finance

The East of England Regional Trade Finance Loan Scheme is available to established SME businesses that have a short term trade funding requirement that does not meet traditional trade finance support schemes.

New Enterprise Allowance

Finance | Starting a business | Business support & advice | Mentoring

New Enterprise Allowance can provide money and support to help you start your own business, this only applies to people that re receiving certain benefits. New Enterprise Allowance can provide money and support to help you start your own business, this only applies to people that are receiving certain benefits. You must be 18 or over, have a business idea and receive a certain type of benefit.

The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund

Finance | Regulation | Other

The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund is the energy efficiency support service for small and medium-sized companies in England, Wales and Scotland. It provides direct funded support through energy assessments, training workshops, equipment procurement support and up to £10,000 capital contribution per company towards your energy saving equipment purchase.

Cambridge Wireless

Starting a business | Regulation | Networking | I.T

CW (Cambridge Wireless) is a leading international community for companies involved in the research, development and application of wireless & mobile, internet, semiconductor and software technologies.

Signpost 2 Grants

Finance | Purchasing

Signpost 2 Grants offers grants of between £1,000 and £20,000 to support capital investment projects. The grants cover up to 20% of the project cost, and are linked to the creation of new jobs.

Cambridge Judge Business School

Training & Development

Judge Business School, based in the heart of Cambridge is a business school advancing knowledge and leadership through people who leave a mark on the world.

KEEP+

Training & Development | Business support & advice | Recruitment

KEEP+ will enable your business achieve its goals for growth by helping you to overcome barriers to innovation

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation – CCF

Finance

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation is part of a worldwide charitable network of community foundations.

YTKO Group

Finance | Starting a business | Training & Development | Business support & advice

YTKO Group is a successful, private sector business based in London, working across the UK and abroad. They bring over 30 years of private and public sector expertise in supporting new entrepreneurs and established businesses from a wide range of sectors.

Institute for Manufacturing – IfM

Starting a business | Business support & advice | Mentoring

The Institute of Manufacturing (IFM) provides an environment for the creation of new ideas and approaches to modern industrial practice.

Better Business Finance

Finance | Starting a business

Better Business Finance provides information and support to businesses and entrepreneurs looking to develop and grow; whether the business is seeking finance, or starting out or exporting abroad.

St Johns Innovation Centre

Networking | Premises

St Johns innovation Centre provide early stage knowledge-based companies with tailored business services and flexible accommodation. St Johns Innovation Centre has recently partnered with Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), designed to help innovate, grown and succeed in the European marketplace.

One Nucleus

Networking

One Nucleus is an international membership based organisation for life science and healthcare companies. One Nucleus are based in Cambridge with the majority of their members across Cambridge/London. Memberships are based on the size of the company and how many people they employ. Membership prices range from £185 – £6,740 (excluding VAT).

Cambridge Network

Training & Development | Networking

Cambridge Network is a membership organisation based in Cambridge. Cambridge network bring people together – from business and academia – to meet each other and share ideas, encouraging collaboration and partnership for shared success.

IOD – Institute of Directors

Networking | Mentoring

IOD help businesses of all sizes to access the essential skills, insight and networking opportunities they need to succeed. IOD are a membership based company, memberships start from £625 and range to £7,290.

Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT)

Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is an independent charity working for a cleaner, greener, healthier Peterborough. PECT deliver a range of projects and initiatives working with local people, communities, schools, businesses, local authorities and voluntary organisations.

Norfolk Chamber of Commerce

Starting a business | Business support & advice | Mentoring

Overview
The Norfolk Chamber of Commerce are committed to businesses. From start-up businesses, small and medium sized enterprises and on to global brands.

Apprenticemakers

Training & Development | Recruitment

Apprenticemakers has been developed to help apprentice employers across the country make connections and ask each other questions about the benefits and challenges associated with recruiting apprentices. The community aims to support a greater take up of Apprenticeships amongst small and medium businesses (SMEs) and has been developed following a recommendation in the Holt Review to support peer to peer mentoring between employers. This project is assisted by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS).

ADSM

Purchasing

ADSM are the leading utility management specialists, they help private and public sector organisations meet today’s global environmental challenges. ADSM aim to reduce global water usage by 1% which would then hep 5 million people out of water poverty. ADSM do this by offering fully-funded grant schemes and research projects, installing technology at no cost to you at all.

Cyber Essentials for Small Businesses

Regulation | I.T

Most companies now use the internet to do business, in one way or another. The internet brings huge business opportunities and benefits, but it also brings risks.

BEE Anglia (Business Energy Efficiency Anglia)

Finance | Regulation | Business support & advice | Other | Premises

BEE Anglia is a three-year programme which will provide free support to at least 1,000 SMEs across Suffolk and Norfolk to become more energy efficient

Horsesmouth Online Mentoring

Starting a business | Business support & advice | Other | Networking | Mentoring

Horsesmouth is an online social networking platform for everyone to give and gain through informal mentoring

Learndirect for Business

Training & Development

Learndirect is an online learning provider, reaching into local communities, the workplace and people’s homes with flexible, accessible and supported online learning.

Civil Nuclear Sharing in Growth

Business support & advice | Networking

The Nuclear AMRC brings together the experience and resources of industry leaders with the expertise and innovation of leading universities.

Grant funding from Historic England

Premises

Grant funding from Historic England (formerly National Heritage) to help save the historic sites in England that are most at risk of being lost.

Fredericks Foundation Start Up Loan

Finance | Starting a business | Training & Development | Sales & marketing | Regulation | Business support & advice | Exporting | Intellectual Property | Other | I.T | Purchasing | Mentoring | Recruitment | Professional Services | Vehicles | Premises

Fredericks Foundation will consider offering a start up loans to those who can demonstrate they have been refused a loan by a main stream lender.

Crowdfund raising platform

Finance

Crowdfunder turns great ideas into reality by connecting people, projects and partners. Crowdfunder has raised millions for businesses, social enterprise, charities and individuals – and unlocked millions more through match funding and support.

The Coaching and Mentoring Network

Training & Development | Business support & advice | Mentoring | Professional Services

The Coaching & Mentoring Network website is a free online information resource dedicated to the broad field of coaching and mentoring

E-Space

Starting a business | Premises

Office units are available at the Littleport and Ely e-space centres for start-ups, small and growing businesses

Kickstarter crowdfunding platform

Finance | Exporting | Networking

The Kickstarter project funding platform was built to serve creative projects, the artists, designers, and creative people who make them.

GetSet For Growth

Starting a business | Training & Development | Sales & marketing | Business support & advice | Networking | Premises

Whether your business is micro or multimillion, Get Set for Growth can help you create or strengthen your marketing strategies in order to generate more money from more customers and work with you to secure finance to support your goals.

Starting a Community Interest Company – CIC

Regulation

Community interest companies: forms and step-by-step guides for registration

Medilink

Training & Development | Business support & advice | Intellectual Property | Other | Networking

Medilink EM is the East Midlands life science industry association, whose aim is to help companies establish, develop and grow.

Creative Europe Desk UK

Finance | Training & Development | Exporting

Creative Europe Desk UK offers free advice and support to UK-based applicants of Creative Europe – media and culture

Cambridge Science Park Innovation Centre

Premises

Cambridge Science Park Innovation Centre provides secure, furnished work space at the heart of the Cambridge cluster.

City College Peterborough

Training & Development

City College Peterborough provide apprenticeships, workplace training and adult learning

Eco Innovation Centre

Premises

Eco Innovation Centre offers a professional, eco-friendly working environment for incubating and growing companies.

College of Animal Welfare – CAW

Training & Development | Regulation | Business support & advice | Mentoring | Recruitment

College of Animal Welfare have a history in designing, developing and delivering a wide range of training for the animal care industry and veterinary profession, including leading animal welfare organisations; we are well placed to support organisations with their staff training needs.

Cambridge Regional College – CRC

Training & Development

Cambridge Regional College prides itself in being a centre of excellence in the UK for skills for employment, economic growth and enterprise.

College of West Anglia – CWA

Training & Development

College of West Anglia provides education and training for individuals aged 14+

University Centre Peterborough – UCP

Training & Development

University Centre Peterborough (UCP) was formed in 2007 and is a joint venture between Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) and Peterborough Regional College (PRC).

The Association of Independent Professionals and The Self-Employed – IPSE

Starting a business | Training & Development | Business support & advice | Networking | Mentoring | Professional Services

IPSE works hard to support those working for themselves in the UK.

Peterborough Regional College

Training & Development

Peterborough Regional College offers education and training

Institute of Leadership and Management – ILM

Training & Development

ILM is a provider of leadership, coaching and management qualifications and training

Chartered Institute of Personnel Development – CIPD

Human Resources

CIPD membership body for HR professionals incorporating people development through learning and development

Marketing Donut

Sales & marketing

Marketing Donut is a free online marketing resource website providing up to date information for you to access when you need it – a fantastic knowledge bank for marketeers and non marketeers.

Marketing and Advertising Law

Sales & marketing | Regulation

It is imperative a business adheres to regulation relating to marketing and advertising, which have been created to protect all concerned.

Contract Finder

Other

Contract Finder provides businesses with the opportunity to explore and search for new business opportunities. You can search for information about contracts worth more than £10,000 with the government and its agencies. 

Retail Trading Hours

Regulation | Premises

Keep abreast of trading hours law

Chartered Trading Standards Institute – CTSI

Regulation

ustainable excellence in local trading standards services and the continued development of trading standards professionals are at the heart of CTSI’s ethos; they are central to our wider mission to promote and protect a modern and vibrant economy, and to safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of citizens and honest businesses.

Huntingdon Regional College – HRC

Training & Development

Huntingdon Regional College (HRC) offers Further Education, Higher Education, Apprenticeships and tailored training courses to local businesses and individuals.

IASME Consortium

Regulation | I.T

IASME is one of the four Cyber Essentials accreditation bodies appointed by the UK Government. Together with their Certification Body companies, IASME can certify you to the Cyber Essentials scheme required for many government tenders.

CREST

Regulation | I.T

CREST is a not for profit organisation that serves the needs of a technical information security marketplace that requires the services of a regulated professional services industry.

The Energy Advice Line

Purchasing | Premises

Impartial energy advice for businesses

Workplacement MSc students

Training & Development | Exporting | Human Resources | Recruitment

Looking for work placement opportunities for MSc Intercultural Business Communications students for summer 2016.

Work trials from Job Centre Plus

Human Resources | Recruitment

A work trial is a way of trying out a potential employee before offering them a job.

The Waste and Reduction Action Programme – WRAP

Other

WRAP works with governments, businesses and communities to deliver practical solutions to improve resource efficiency. Their vision a world in which resources are used sustainably.

Carbon Trust

Business support & advice

helping companies turn good environmental performance into competitive advantage

West Anglia Training Association – WATA

Training & Development | Regulation

West Anglia Training Association – Supporting your business, your career, your development

Manufacturing Excellence

Training & Development | Business support & advice

SFA funded skills training improve business performance and develop leadership and management teams in the workforce.

Health and Safety

Regulation

Health and safety law and support to comply legislation

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

Finance | Regulation | Business support & advice | Exporting | Intellectual Property

Enterprise Europe Network East of England offers small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) local access to a wealth of information on doing business, finding collaborative partners, and increasing competitiveness in Europe.

The HR Society

Human Resources

 
The People Analytics and Planning Society is a network drawn from the senior ranks of the HR profession, academia and others involved in value added HR strategy across the private, public and not for profit sectors. 

Employer Service Line – Recruitment Help and Advice

Recruitment

Government Employer Services Line offers practical support and advice about recruitment

The Law Society

Intellectual Property | Other | Professional Services

The Law Society exists to represent, promote and support all solicitors, so they in turn can help their clients. They also work to ensure that no-one is above the law and to protect everyone’s right to have access to justice.

Small Business Rate Relief

Premises

Small businesses can apply for Business Rates discount on their premises via the Government’s Small Business Rates Discount scheme.

British Library and IP Centre

Business support & advice | Intellectual Property

The British Library Business & IP Centre supports entrepreneurs and innovators from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and growing a business.

CompeteFor

Sales & marketing | Purchasing

CompeteFor is a free service that enables businesses to compete for contract opportunities linked to major public and private sector buying organisations.

Innovate UK Vouchers

Starting a business | Business support & advice | Exporting | Intellectual Property | Mentoring | Professional Services

Innovation Vouchers worth up to £5,000 can be used to pay for an external expert to help your business grow

Allia Future Business Centre Cambridge

Business support & advice | Premises

More than an office, Future Business Centre Cambridge is a space for people who want to change the world for the better through enterprise and innovation. Whatever stage your social or green venture is at, we can help you grow. Future Business Centre Cambridge offers business support, as well as a range of Workspace Solutions including: Serviced Offices, Co-working Space, Incubator Space, Virtual Offices & Events.

Allia Future Business Centre Peterborough

Business support & advice | Premises

More than just a workspace, the Future Business Centre is a place where innovative social & environmental enterprises can thrive and where people who want to change the world can grow their ideas with like-minded people.

Essex Chamber of Commerce

Starting a business | Training & Development | Business support & advice | Exporting | Mentoring

Essex Chambers of Commerce is the voice of business across Essex as the largest independent, private sector provider of business support in the county. Representing businesses at local level to government, working with leading organisations, Essex Chamber of Commerce deliver business information and advice, as well as business products and services from HR to healthcare and more.

Allia

Finance | Starting a business | Training & Development | Business support & advice | Other | Networking | Mentoring | Premises

Allia is a charity that supports individuals and organisations who create social benefit. Allia are currently involved in four main areas of activity, along with a number of one-off projects.

IT Donut

Starting a business | I.T | Purchasing

Free online IT resources website

Cambridge CleanTech

Other | Networking

Cambridge CleanTech is a membership based organisation supporting the growth of environmental goods and services or “Cleantech” companies in the greater Cambridge area. Cambridge Cleantech’ Vision is to establish Cambridge as a leading cleantech community in Europe. Joining Cambridge CleanTech will entitle companies to a wealth of benefits to help develop businesses in the fast growing global CleanTech marketplace.

Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Other | Networking

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is a business lobbying organisation, providing a voice for employers at a national and international level. They provide a voice for businesspeople and their business. CBI speak for companies of every size and in every sector. CBI provide this voice to members as it is a membership based service.

ICAEW Business Advice Service

Business support & advice

The ICAEW Business Advice Service (BAS) provides professional advice for owner-run businesses, Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and new business startups.

The Technology Innovation Fund

Business support & advice

The Technology Innovation Fund programme works by giving companies access to National Physical Laboratory expertise. The Technology Innovation Fund is a National Physical Laboratory funded support programme developed to increase engagement with new and innovative UK small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). TIF provides users with a set rate of £400 per day irrespective of scientist grade or facilities used. Larger enterprises and academic institutions are also eligible for TIF support but at a higher day rate of £600.

VisitEngland – Help for tourism businesses

Business support & advice

VisitEngland plays a unique role in building England’s tourism product, raising Britain’s profile worldwide, increasing the volume and value of tourism exports and developing England and Britain’s visitor economy.

Creative Industry Finance

Finance

Creative Industry Finance is a programme designed to help creative enterprises in gaining the finance and investment that they need to develop and grow. This programme is available across England. If eligible The Creative Industry Finance will provide you with 1:1 tailored advice and help applying to one of their lending partners for a business loan.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

Networking

The Federation of Small Businesses – FBS is membership based service which is designed to help smaller business achieve their ambitions. FBS do this by offering members a wide range of business services including advice, financial expertise and support.

EEF

Business support & advice

EEF is a membership based organisation that provide business support for the manufacturing and engineering industry through England and Europe.

Wenta – Mentor Scheme

Business support & advice | Mentoring

Wenta’s Mentoring programme, in association with the Business Finance Taskforce, supports existing businesses across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire by carefully matching a fully trained business mentor with those businesses seeking advice and guidance. Businesses receive up to 6 months of free support from an experienced mentor.

Department for International Trade

Exporting

UK Trade and Investment provide expert international trade advice and practical support for UK based companies who are looking to grow their business overseas

GetSet for Growth

GetSet for Growth is a service designed for businesses with the ambition and potential to grow. GetSet for Growth focus on addressing the two biggest barriers to growth – access to customers and access to finance. They offer a mixed programme of support, delivered by a team of commercial finance and marketing experts, many of whom have had experience running their own business.

Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme

Starting a business

The Shell LiveWIRE programme supports innovative young entrepreneurs in the UK with ideas that meet the energy and resource needs of a fast-growing population.

The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme

Finance | Starting a business | Training & Development | Business support & advice

If you’re between the ages of 18 -30, live in the UK, unemployed or work fewer than 16 hours per week The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme could be for you. This programme is designed to make business ideas become reality for those who may not be able to finance it.

As well as a funding for the business idea The Prince Trust Enterprise are also offering training to show you what you need to know to start up. 1 to 1 support will also be available to you to help explore and test your business idea, this will then hopefully lead to creating a business plan for this idea. As well as 1 to 1 support, mentoring will be available to help develop your business access other opportunities in education, training and work.

Ignite Peterborough

Starting a business | Business support & advice | Mentoring | Premises

Ignite is a project created for young entrepreneurs aged 16-30, additionally Ignite’s services are available to anyone of any age if they are claiming benefits or income support. The way in which Ignite help start-up businesses is by offering office space, mentoring, bespoke support and plenty of networking.

Anglia Ruskin University Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTN’s)

Human Resources | Recruitment

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are designed to help encourage growth and inject valuable knowledge and expertise into your company. Anglia Ruskin University are the largest provider of KTPs in the East of England, with a strong reputation for working in partnership with businesses.

R & D Tax Credits for SMEs

Finance | Other

Research and Development (R&D) tax relief (or credit) is a company tax relief that can either reduce a company’s tax bill or, for some small or medium sized (SME) companies, provide a cash sum. It is based on the company’s expenditure on R&D

Patent Box – Corporation Tax Relief

Finance | Intellectual Property | Other

The Patent Box enables companies to apply a lower rate of Corporation Tax to profits earned after 1st April 2013 from its patented inventions.

HM Revenue and Customs

Starting a business | Training & Development | Business support & advice | Exporting | Human Resources | Other

Designed to help anyone in business – particularly the newly self-employed and new employers, HMRC’s Business Education and Support Teams offers online training and helpful events.

King’s Lynn Innovation Centre

Premises

Opening in spring 2016, West Norfolk’s newest business hub, King’s Lynn Innovation Centre will be a centre for business formation, knowledge transfer and engagement with world leading companies. Tenants and clients will benefit from top-specification serviced office space, modern conference suites and an optimum working environment equipped with the latest technology.

Peterborough and Rutland LEADER programme

Finance

LEADER aims to improve the competitiveness and diversification of the farming and forestry industry, whilst supporting small businesses, creating growth and boosting productivity in rural communities. We have a number of LEADER programmes in our area. The main ones, in terms of the GCGP area covered, are Rural Peterborough and Rutland; the Cambridgeshire Fens; West Norfolk; and the Eastern Plateau.

Eastern Plateau LEADER Programme

Finance

LEADER aims to improve the competitiveness and diversification of the farming and forestry industry, whilst supporting small businesses, creating growth and boosting productivity in rural communities. We have a number of LEADER programmes in our area. The main ones, in terms of the GCGP area covered, are Rural Peterborough and Rutland; the Cambridgeshire Fens; West Norfolk; and the Eastern Plateau.

West Norfolk LEADER Programme

Finance

LEADER aims to improve the competitiveness and diversification of the farming and forestry industry, whilst supporting small businesses, creating growth and boosting productivity in rural communities. We have a number of LEADER programmes in our area. The main ones, in terms of the GCGP area covered, are Rural Peterborough and Rutland; the Cambridgeshire Fens; West Norfolk; and the Eastern Plateau.

Rural Broadband Vouchers: Up to £350 towards a faster connection

Finance | Starting a business | Business support & advice | Other | I.T

Rural Broadband can now help you save £350 on your satellite broadband with help from BDUK Voucher (2meg or slower connections can apply).

Innovate UK: Funding for Advanced Manufacturing

Finance

Businesses can apply for a share of £2 million for studies in high-value manufacturing.
Innovate UK is to invest up to £2 million in innovative business studies into new surface engineering and coating technologies that will help the UK to lead the way in advanced manufacturing.

NWES Start & Grow Programme

Starting a business | Sales & marketing | Business support & advice | Human Resources

The Start & Grow programme is designed specifically to provide intensive pre and post-start support to individuals looking to start sustainable businesses that will employ people from the early stages and where start-up financing will be required to get the business venture off the ground.

Innovate UK

Finance

Innovate UK support and connect innovative businesses to accelerate sustainable economic growth.
If you have an idea for an innovative product or service, you may be able to get help from Innovate UK to develop it and make it successful.

Cambs Fens LEADER Programme

Finance

The LEADER project aims to improve the competitiveness and diversification of the farming and forestry industry, whilst supporting small businesses, creating growth and boosting productivity in rural communities.

Mentorsme

Mentoring

If you are looking for a mentor to help support your business, visiting Mentorsme is a good first step. Mentorsme is Britain’s first online gateway for small and medium-sized enterprises looking for mentoring services, and includes a handy online search function to help connect your business with a mentor.

Signpost 2 Grow Event Finder

Networking

Here at Signpost 2 Grow we have drawn together a wide selection of networking and learning events taking place across the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough area. Try out our handy event finder to see what is going on near you.

Business Regulation

Regulation

Gov.uk draws together all of the latest news, policy information and case studies relating to Government level business regulation.

Open to Export

Exporting

The Open to Export Action Plan service can help you to create a practical Export Action Plan for your business. Until 18th December you also have the chance to enter it into a competition to win £3,000 of exporting support.

MENTA

Starting a business | Training & Development | Sales & marketing | Networking | Mentoring | Premises

Menta is a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides free, impartial one-to-one advice and support for startups, emerging and existing businesses and for those considering self-employment.

Foundation East

Finance

Foundation East offer loans of up to £100,000 to businesses with a viable business idea who need funding and some advice to make their entrepreneurial dream come true, get more equipment to grow their company, need some working capital to help with cash flow or to take on an apprentice to expand their services.

NWES: Start Up Loans

Finance | Starting a business

NWES is an approved supplier of the Government’s Start Up loans, which offers pre-start and start-up businesses aged up to two years old loans to help set up and grow their businesses.

Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative: R&D Prototyping Fund

Finance

The Research, Development and Prototyping Fund from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative is designed to help support the research and development of new product or processes with grants of between £10,000 and £60,000.

Apprenticeships Grant for Employers

Recruitment

The AGE 16 to 24 Grant for Employers aims to support businesses to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 into employment through the apprenticeship programme.

Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative

Capital Equity

The Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative has been created to support the development of the Agri-Tech industry in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce

Exporting | Networking

The Chamber team work from two offices, one in Cambridge and one in Peterborough, with several members of staff often out on the road meeting new and existing members and investigating the issues affecting the local business community.

Newmarket & District Chamber of Commerce

Networking

The Newmarket and District Chamber of Commerce works with businesses in Newmarket and surrounding villages to help them achieve their full potential.

Haverhill Chamber of Commerce

Exporting | Networking

Haverhill Chamber of Commerce works with businesses in Haverhill and surrounding villages to help them achieve their full potential.

Bury St Edmunds Chamber of Commerce

Exporting | Networking

Bury St Edmunds Chamber of Commerce, part of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, is the largest independent private sector forum serving the town and surrounding area with the aim of meeting the needs of its member companies and the wider business community.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

Exporting | Networking | Mentoring

Working with leading organisations to deliver the very best services, business information and advice. Suffolk Chamber can support your business throughout its lifecycle – from starting up in business, development, growth and beyond.

The Skills Service

Training & Development

Funded by the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and delivered by Opportunity Peterborough, The Skills Service responds to business needs.

Agri-Tech East

Networking

Agri-Tech East is the UK’s first agri-tech cluster organisation. It contains the business and research power-houses of Cambridge and Norwich and is home to highly innovative growers who manage much of the UK’s most productive and profitable agricultural land.

ADSM AquaFund

ADSM’S AquaFund provides fully-funded grant schemes and research projects to help businesses reduce their water usage. They identify water and cost-saving opportunities, install cutting-edge technology that the business will subsequently own, alongside other services. There are different grant schemes available from just a review of your usage and identification of potential savings to be made through to the installation of new equipment.

ACAS

Training & Development | Business support & advice | Human Resources

Acas (which stands for Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) provides business with information, advice, training, conciliation and other services for employers and employees to help prevent or resolve workplace problems.