Women with potential to be successful entrepreneurs and leaders in innovation can apply for support and funding to help them to succeed. Twelve finalists will receive a package of support tailored to their needs, and the four winners will each receive £50,000 to support their innovation project or activities. The deadline for registration is the 24th August.
Grants & Funding
Arts Council England is providing the Business Support programme which focuses on both delivery and increasing knowledge and understanding of business support within the cultural creative sector at a strategic level. Grants of up to £400,000 are available for non-profit distributing organisations to deliver business support to the cultural sector and to build strategic understanding of business support needs across the sector.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund provides more than £1m in grants each year to projects across the UK. There are grants of up to £50,000 available for innovative projects that will provide a lasting legacy to the individuals and communities they seek to benefit.
Superfast Business Cornwall (SFBC) aims to boost business competitiveness through increased understanding and exploitation of digital technology. The service offers SMEs, start-ups and social enterprises a tailored programme of high quality information, advice and digital skills development. 50% match funding is available up to £25,000 to enable or accelerate digital transformational projects.
The Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) aims to encourage the economic development of UK coastal communities by awarding funding to create sustainable economic growth and jobs.
SME Support: Grants to provide additional workspace to support SMEs In Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly
Up to £10 million has been made available through the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme to develop additional workspace to support SMEs.
A minimum value of £250,000 of funding can be applied for. Consequently projects with a total value of less than £312,000 will not be supported under this call.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund is open with grants of up to £50,000 available for rural communities.
Funding is available for rural initiatives that benefit communities – such as projects involving village shops, pubs and the delivery of other important services.
Innovation Vouchers worth up to £5,000 can be used to pay for an external expert to help your business grow.