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Use the links below to find out about the different types of finance that you may be able to access to help your business in Preston.
The Innovation Funding service has funds to bid for throughout the year. Check their website for more details and application dates at Gov.UK Innovation Funding website.
Lancashire Manufacturing Growth Fund is a revenue grant for manufacturers offering a 30% grant (£3,000) for a total £10,000 project. Projects need to create jobs and/or develop a new product. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details or visit the Manufacturing North West website.
The centre for SME Development at UClan has developed a new business support programme to help companies prepare for the digital age. If your SME is in advanced manufacturing, engineering or the creative and digital sector find out more at the UCLan Transmission website.
Reduce energy costs and bust myths around carbon footprint with the Low Carbon Innovation Forum. Applications now open for programmes beginning in March and June 2018. Contact Jane Hunter on 01524 593632 or email email@example.com
Rural Funding: the LEADER scheme is part of the Rural Development Programme for England and part funded by the EAFRD. The aim of LEADER is to create jobs and help businesses grow to benefit the rural economy.
Grants, mainly for smaller projects, will cover six key priorities:
To see if you are in an eligible area please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01772 538797 or check your postcode
For more information on the scheme please see the factsheet in our documents sections or read the latest LEADER newsletter
**The Countryside Productivity Small Grant (CPSG)** is open for applications until the 14 March 2018 initially for small grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 for a range of equipment and technology to be used on farms. There will be further application rounds later in the year. Full details are available on the Countryside Productivity page on Gov.uk. The page includes links to the Handbook and a portal to a very simple online application form.
Thomson Local has put together a useful online guide to starting or running a small business including Business Funding on the Thomson Local website.
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