The Department for International Trade has launched its new Internationalisation Fund for eligible businesses in England. Match-funded grants of between £1,000 and £9,000 will be available for future activity (subject to eligibility and availability). To secure a grant, you will need to fund a proportion of your costs yourself. This varies according to where your business is based and will be either 40 or 50% of the total cost.
A list of various finance and support for your business
SCVO is delivering this grant programme, on behalf of and in partnership with Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, to enable voluntary and community groups to deliver activities in Sandwell, and to Sandwell residents, to support the following priorities: Building Social Connections (tackling loneliness/social isolation) Youth Activities (tackling loneliness/social isolation amongst young people) Healthy Lifestyles (promoting / supporting healthy living) Vaccination Support (activities that encourage, inform or enable Sandwell residents to take up the vaccination opportunity)
A variety of lending services to support the growth plans of SMEs including Up to £250,000 overdraft limit for working capital for manufacturing businesses
ScreenSkills offers bursaries of up to £1,000 to those working in feature film, high-end TV and television. High-end TV refers to big-budget television content and major drama productions
Matches University talent to businesses
Open portal providing tender opportunities to companies looking to increase supply.
An integrated network of business support for entrepreneurs, start-ups and academics helping to transform innovation into enterprise hosted by the University of Birmingham. It also provides business and enterprise training, delivered by entrepreneurs, and mentoring from advisors and industry specialists who have substantial experience in product development.
Founded by Founders4Schools and BCG Digital Ventures, supported by the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport, Digital Boost aims to support the six million British small businesses and charities impacted by COVID-19 on their digitisation journey. Digital Boost does this by providing a community of digital expert volunteers to support charities and small businesses through “Boost Calls” (1-on-1 support calls) “Boost Workshops” (interactive webinars) and “Boost Skills” (curated resources on digitisation).
Innovate2succeed is an innovation management support programme designed to scale up your company. This is done by bringing groundbreaking ideas to market.
Provides financial support to new & young games development businesses to create a prototype. Up to £25000 in grant funding available
We provide ongoing virtual support, growth programmes and events and workshops for the innovators, founders and entrepreneurs of Birmingham and the wider Midlands area.
Information for companies applying for mode shift revenue support and waterborne freight grant schemes, which offer help with rail or water freight
Based at Wolverhampton Science Park, Turning the Black Country Green assists Black Country businesses in measuring and reducing their carbon footprint, certifying them Carbon Neutral PAS2060 and assisting them to define their road path to Net Zero by 2030, twenty years ahead of the UK back stop.
Thrive at Work is a fully funded wellbeing programme that is available to organisations in the Black Country. The programme is based on academic research and provides a structured wellbeing toolkit to support employee health and wellbeing. It is designed to maximise the potential of employees, reduce sickness absence, improve retention, increase resilience and increase productivity by assisting employers to create a healthier and happier workforce for all.
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