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1 European Funded Business Support in the Humber November 2017

2 Contents Overview... 4 Programme Summary... 5 Themes... 5 EU Funded Programmes... 5 Other Non-EU Funded Programmes... 7 Geographic Coverage... 9 EU Funded Programmes... 9 Other Non-EU Funded Programmes Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund EAFRD Rural Growth Programme Food Processing EAFRD Rural Growth Programme Tourism Infrastructure EAFRD Rural Growth Programme Business Development LEADER Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways LEADER Northern Lincolnshire Countryside Productivity Scheme Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) Funding Business Lincolnshire Business Growth and Digital Growth Grants (GLLEP) Business Lincolnshire Investment Readiness (GLLEP) Grants4Growth Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Growth & Efficiency Programme Spark Fund - Innovation Vouchers and Grants for R&D Product and Process Innovation (PAPI) YNYER Innovation Programme for Greater Lincolnshire Lincolnshire Open Research & Innovation Centre (LORIC) & Business Inspiration programme (GLLEP) Greater Lincolnshire Agri-Food Innovation Platform (GLAFIP) Enterprise! ENRG Finance and Business Support for New and Existing Businesses (GLLEP) Growing Graduate Enterprise Manufacturing Growth Programme Exporting for Growth

3 Internationalising East Midlands SMEs GAIN Enterprise Growth Programme (GLLEP) Building Better Supply Chains in Greater Lincolnshire (GLLEP) Business Lincolnshire Digital Development Programme (GLLEP) Skills Support for the Workforce Humber Apprenticeship Brokerage Service Next Level Skills Support for the Workforce YNYER Yorkshire Apprenticeship Hub Higher Level Skills YNYER Skills Support to the Greater Lincolnshire Workforce (GLLEP) Apprenticeship Growth Programme (GLLEP) Specialist Skills Advisor Network (GLLEP) Specialist Industry Educator Programme (GLLEP) Other Programmes Humber Business Growth Hub Growing the Humber Business Loan Fund Green Port Community Grants Business & Intellectual Property (IP) Centre Hull Sirius including Start-up Loans Chamber Acorn Fund including Start-up Loans Goole Development Trust including Start-up Loans UK Steel Enterprise Enterprise Europe Network Invest and Grow Loan Fund (GLLEP) Growing Places Fund (YNYER) Let s Grow North and East Yorkshire John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank & Lee Creamer Enterprise Club Future ESIF Calls for Projects Technical Assistance Partnership Humber LEP - Contact Us

4 Overview The Humber s European Structural and Investment Funds programme is investing over 87.7m in the Humber through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Social Fund (ESF) and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). To date, a number of programmes have been approved which provide support to SMEs across the LEP area through both investment in Innovation, SME Competitiveness and Low Carbon utilising ERDF funding and through investment in improving the skills levels of individuals through the ESF programme. Additional funding is also being made available direct to businesses through the EAFRD Rural Growth Programme. There are also a number of programmes that have been commissioned by our neighbouring LEPs which are delivering support in our overlapping areas of East Riding, North and North East Lincolnshire. The Humber LEP is keen to ensure that all business support organisations, advisors and intermediaries are aware of the support that is being offered through these programmes, to stimulate cross referrals and make the necessary impact on the SMEs in our area. This document provides a summary of this support, as well as details of other business support and funding programmes that are currently live which are complementary to the ESIF funded programmes. 4

5 Grant Loan / finance Start-up Growth Innovation Skills Exporting Rural ICT Low Carbon Resource Efficiency Programme Summary Themes EU Funded Programmes Programme Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund EAFRD Rural Growth Programme - Food Processing Grants EAFRD Rural Growth Programme -Tourism Infrastructure Grants EAFRD Rural Growth Programme -Business Development Grants Leader Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways Leader Northern Lincolnshire Countryside Productivity FLAG Business Lincolnshire Business Growth and Digital Growth Grants (GLLEP) Business Lincolnshire Investment Readiness (GLLEP) Grants4Growth - Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Growth & Efficiency Programme (GLLEP) Spark Fund - Innovation Vouchers & Grants for R&D PAPI (YNYER) Stimulating Innovation in the Agri-Food Sector (YNYER) 5

6 Grant Loan / finance Start-up Growth Innovation Skills Exporting Rural ICT Low Carbon Resource Efficiency Programme Innovation Programme for Greater Lincolnshire (GLLEP) LORIC & Business Inspiration Programme (GLLEP) Greater Lincolnshire Agri- Food Innovation Platform (GLLEP) Enterprise! ENRG2 Finance and Business Support for new and existing businesses (GLLEP) Growing Graduate Enterprise (GLLEP) Manufacturing Growth Programme Exporting for Growth Internationalising East Midlands SMEs (GLLEP) GAIN Enterprise Growth Programme (GLLEP) Building Better Supply Chains in Greater Lincolnshire (GLLEP) Business Lincolnshire Digital Development (GLLEP) Skills Support for the Workforce Skills Support for the Workforce (YNYER) Skills Support for the Greater Lincolnshire Workforce (GLLEP) Humber Apprenticeship Brokerage Service 6

7 Grant Loan / finance Start-up Growth Innovation Skills Exporting Rural ICT Low Carbon Resource Efficiency Grant Loan / finance Start-up Growth Innovation Skills Exporting Rural ICT Low Carbon Resource Efficiency Programme Next Level Yorkshire Apprenticeship Hub (YNYER) Higher Level Skills (YNYER) Apprenticeship Growth Programme (GLLEP) Specialist Skills Advisor Network (GLLEP) Specialist industry Educator Programme (GLLEP) Community Grants Business and IP Centre Hull Enterprise Europe Network Other Non-EU Funded Programmes Programme Humber Business Growth Hub Growing the Humber Business Loan Fund Green Port Sirius including Start-up Loans (non-eu funded)** Chamber Acorn Fund including Start-up Loans (non-eu funded)** Goole Development Trust including Start-up Loans (non-eu funded)** 7

8 Grant Loan / finance Start-up Growth Innovation Skills Exporting Rural ICT Low Carbon Resource Efficiency Programme UK Steel Enterprise Invest and Grow Loan Fund (GLLEP) Growing Places Fund (YNYER) Let s Grow North and East Yorkshire (YNYER) John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank & Lee Creamer Enterprise Club 8

9 Geographic Coverage EU Funded Programmes Programme Hull East Riding North Lincolnshire North East Lincolnshire Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund EAFRD Rural Growth Programme - Food Processing Grants EAFRD Rural Growth Programme - Tourism Infrastructure Grants EAFRD Rural Growth Programme - Business Development Grants Leader Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways * Leader Northern Lincolnshire Countryside Productivity Scheme FLAG Business Lincolnshire Business Growth and Digital Growth Grants (GLLEP) Business Lincolnshire Investment Readiness (GLLEP) Grants4Growth - Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Growth & Efficiency Programme (GLLEP) Spark Fund - Innovation Vouchers & Grants for R&D PAPI (YNYER) Stimulating Innovation in the Agri- Food Sector (YNYER) Innovation Programme for Greater Lincolnshire (GLLEP) LORIC & Business Inspiration Programme (GLLEP) Greater Lincolnshire Agri-Food Innovation Platform (GLLEP) Enterprise! ENRG2 Finance and Business Support for new and existing businesses (GLLEP) 9

10 Programme Hull East Riding North Lincolnshire North East Lincolnshire Growing Graduate Enterprise (GLLEP) Manufacturing Growth Programme Exporting for Growth Internationalising East Midlands SMEs (GLLEP) GAIN Enterprise Growth Programme (GLLEP) Building Better Supply Chains in Greater Lincolnshire (GLLEP) Business Lincolnshire Digital Development (GLLEP) Skills Support for the Workforce Skills Support for the Workforce (YNYER) Skills Support for the Greater Lincolnshire Workforce (GLLEP) Humber Apprenticeship Brokerage Service Next Level Yorkshire Apprenticeship Hub (YNYER) Higher Level Skills (YNYER) Apprenticeship Growth Programme (GLLEP) Specialist Skills Advisor Network (GLLEP) Specialist industry Educator Programme (GLLEP) Community Grants Business and IP Centre Hull Enterprise Europe Network * Subject to specific eligibility criteria Other Non-EU Funded Programmes Programme Hull East Riding North Lincolnshire North East Lincolnshire Humber Business Growth Hub Growing the Humber 10

11 Programme Hull East Riding North Lincolnshire North East Lincolnshire Business Loan Fund Green Port Chamber Acorn Fund including Startup Loans (non-eu funded)** Goole Development Trust including Start-up Loans (non-eu funded)** UK Steel Enterprise Invest and Grow Loan Fund (GLLEP) Growing Places Fund (YNYER) Let s Grow North and East Yorkshire (YNYER) John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank & Lee Creamer Enterprise Club * Subject to specific eligibility criteria ** Please note, these organisations have benefitted from EU funding in the past but this is not being delivered through the current ESIF Programme

12 Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund Project Sponsor: British Business Bank Humber ESIF Investment: 5.7m Launch Date / Status: February 2017 End Date: Target Audience: New start-ups Early stage companies Fast-growing small businesses Established SMEs Small businesses looking to relocate in the North of England Businesses unable to source funding from banks or investors Geographic Coverage: Humber wide (as well as the other 9 Local Enterprise Partnerships in the North West, Yorkshire and The Humber & Tees Valley) 400m+ of funding is available for SMEs in the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund area providing micro-finance, debt and equity investment aimed at creating sustainable economic activity through supporting new and growing businesses Microfinance For start-up or existing business Loans of 25k - 100k Example deals include: Working capital Funding expansion projects Financing commercial premises Asset acquisitions Debt Finance For businesses that can demonstrate growth potential Business loans from 100, ,000 Example deals include: Working capital Hire a new team Purchase new machinery Move to larger commercial premises Equity Finance Early stage or late stage equity funding For businesses with ambitious plans or large start-ups with high growth potential From 50,000-2million 12

13 Example deals include: Growth capital Working capital Capital Expenditure Relocation The fund managers appointed to manage the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund are: Microfinance: Business Finance Solutions & MSIF, Finance for Enterprise & Business Enterprise Finance Business Loans: FW Capital and Enterprise Ventures Equity Finance: Maven Capital Partners and Enterprise Ventures Website: Contact: For Microfinance contact: Tim Daniels, Finance for Enterprise or / For Debt Finance contact: Ian Atkinson, Investment Manager, Enterprise Ventures or or For Equity Finance contact: Simon Crabtree, Investment Manager, Enterprise Ventures or or Partnership Manager - 13

14 EAFRD Rural Growth Programme Food Processing Project Sponsor: Rural Payments Agency Humber ESIF Investment: 700,000 Greater Lincolnshire Investment: 1,543,375 YNYER ESIF Investment: 5,105,356 Launch Date / Status: January 2017 End Date: January 2018 Target Audience: Rural Food Processing Businesses though some businesses in an urban location may be eligible, see below Geographic Coverage: Calls for projects across the three LEP areas: Humber, Greater Lincolnshire and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding. Humber LEP area Grants of 35k and above are available. Priority will be given to projects that: Create new products Allow the applicant business to start exporting products, or increase the volume of products exported Create or support local food initiatives by processing local produce Businesses that processes and outputs Annexe 1 primary agricultural products but are located within an urban area (e.g. Kingston-Upon-Hull) will be eligible for support (Annexe 1 in, Annexe 1 out). If, as a result of the processing, the product is no longer Annexe 1, this will only be eligible in a rural location. Greater Lincolnshire LEP area Businesses in North and North East Lincolnshire are eligible to apply for the Greater Lincolnshire LEP call for projects. Grants of 60k and above are available with no maximum limit, only the maximum allocation of 1,543,375. Priority will be given to projects that: Significantly improve growth and productivity Access New Markets Develop high-value agri-food sectors particularly fresh produce &/or poultry Create new higher skilled jobs above current average skill within the applicant business Adopt new technologies bringing new products to the market, leading to improved skills York, North Yorkshire, East Riding LEP area Businesses in the East Riding of Yorkshire are also eligible to apply for the YNYER LEP call for projects. Grants of 35k to 1m are available. A total of 5,105,356 is available. Priority will be given to projects that: expand commercially successful food processing businesses provide local processing facilities that reduce risk for local growers 14

15 invest in clusters of food processing businesses and related supply chains, including, but not exclusively, those in the Malton Food Enterprise Zone scale up new, but commercially proven, manufacturing processes that generate new income streams for processors and growers complement and add value to horticultural and agricultural products by establishing processing facilities that help access new markets for crops and by-products, such as crops grown currently for their environmental value Applicant handbooks and application forms are available on the website below. It is essential that applicants read through the handbook prior to completing the application. Website: Contact: Rural Payments Helpline: or Completed EOI s should be ed to: 15

16 EAFRD Rural Growth Programme Tourism Infrastructure Project Sponsor: Rural Payments Agency Humber ESIF Investment: 1,041,264 Greater Lincolnshire Investment: 803,490 YNYER ESIF Investment: 3,235,867 Launch Date / Status: January 2017 End Date: January 2018 Target Audience: Rural tourism businesses and public sector organisations Geographic Coverage: Calls for projects across the three LEP areas: Humber, Greater Lincolnshire and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding. Rural locations only to check eligibility click here Humber LEP area Grants of 35,000 and above are available with a maximum for commercial projects of 200,000 (approx 170,000). There is no maximum limit for public sector projects. The aim of this call is to attract more visitors who will spend more time and money in rural parts of the Humber LEP area. These grants are for capital investments to develop and grow tourism in rural areas. Priority will be given to projects that: create new or expanding existing visitor attractions or events extend the visitor season between October and March increase the number of overnight stays in rural areas create quality serviced accommodation where there is clear evidence of need and demand, and the accommodation will achieve appropriate accreditation through industry bodies upgrade existing tourism accommodation These grants will not support projects that: refurbish, repair or maintain existing accommodation where the current standard of facilities and / or accreditation rating is retained Greater Lincolnshire LEP area Businesses or organisations in North and North East Lincolnshire are eligible to apply for the Greater Lincolnshire LEP call for projects. Grants of 50,000 and above are available with a maximum for commercial projects of 200,000 (approx 170,000). There is no maximum limit for public sector projects, only the maximum allocation of 803,490. Grants are for capital investments to develop and grow tourism in rural areas. The aim is to encourage visitors to stay longer and spend more money in rural parts of the LEP area. Priority will be given to projects that: improve the range and quality of tourism products and services, particularly those that extend the tourism season encourage visitors to stay for longer increase overnight and/or day visitors 16

17 create new sustainable jobs in the applicant business create infrastructure supporting the development of rural tourism, such as multi-user trails for cycling and walking York, North Yorkshire, East Riding LEP area Businesses and organisations in the East Riding of Yorkshire are also eligible to apply for the YNYER LEP call for projects. Grants of 35,000 and above are available with a maximum for commercial projects of 200,000 (approx 170,000). There is a maximum limit for public sector projects of 2,000,000. 3,235,867 is available through this call. These grants are for capital investments to develop and grow tourism in rural areas. The aim is to bring more national and international visitors to rural areas who stay longer, come back for repeat visits and tell others to visit. The investments will build on the reputation of the YNYER LEP area of providing a great welcome for visitors and increase word of mouth recommendations by national and international visitors. Priority will be given to projects that: create and improve infrastructure for outdoor activities, particularly projects that develop capacity and enhance the reputation of the area for activities including cycling, walking, horse riding, canoeing and nature tourism create and develop infrastructure to enable visitors to move around the area such as cycle paths and footpaths improve facilities to encourage: o visitors to stay longer o make return visits Applicant handbooks and application forms are available on the website below. It is essential that applicants read through the handbook prior to completing the application. Website: Contact: Rural Payments Helpline: or Completed EOI s should be ed to: 17

18 EAFRD Rural Growth Programme Business Development Project Sponsor: Rural Payments Agency Humber ESIF Investment: 400,000 Greater Lincolnshire Investment: 1,353,383 Launch Date / Status: January 2017 End Date: January 2018 Target Audience: Rural businesses - especially rural tourism accommodation Geographic Coverage: Calls for projects across two LEP areas: Humber and Greater Lincolnshire. Rural locations only to check eligibility click here Humber LEP area Grants of 35,000 and above are available with a maximum for commercial projects of 200,000 (approx 170,000). Priority will be given to projects that: create new micro and small businesses in rural areas in the tourism sector, in particular projects that: o create quality serviced accommodation where there is clear evidence of need and aim to achieve formal accreditation through industry bodies help farm businesses diversify into non-agricultural activities create 1 new full time equivalent job for each 20,000 of grant investment Greater Lincolnshire LEP area Businesses in North and North East Lincolnshire are eligible to apply for the Greater Lincolnshire LEP call for projects. Grants of 40,000 and above are available with a maximum for commercial projects of 200,000 (approx 170,000). Priority will be given to projects that: enable farming businesses to diversify into non-agricultural activities create new or expand existing micro and small businesses in rural areas in Greater Lincolnshire LEP priority sectors: o advanced manufacturing o food processing o tourism introduce and implement innovation and new technologies to the applicant business create higher skills jobs above the current average skill level of jobs in the applicant business Applicant handbooks and application forms are available on the website below. It is essential that applicants read through the handbook prior to completing the application. Website: Contact: Rural Payments Helpline: or Completed EOI s should be ed to: 18

19 LEADER Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways Project Sponsor: East Riding of Yorkshire Council DEFRA & EAFRD Investment: Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: December 2020 Target Audience: farmers, foresters, rural businesses and rural communities in the Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways area Geographic Coverage: A large rural area of 167 parishes in the East Riding of Yorkshire and southern Ryedale. A Postcode Checker is available here which can be used to establish if a project is located within an eligible area. A map is also available here. The Programme is now open for applications and will run until There is funding available for projects that will create jobs and economic growth in the following areas: Priority 1: Support for increasing farm productivity Priority 2: Support for micro and small enterprises and farm diversification Priority 3: Support for Rural Tourism Priority 4: Provision of rural services Priority 5: Support for cultural and heritage Priority 6: Increasing forestry The Application Process has two stages: Stage 1 - Outline application - To find out if an applicant is eligible for LEADER funding, refer to the CWWW LEADER Local Development Strategy , the CWWW LEADER Applicant Handbook and complete the 'Am I eligible?' checklist. If eligible, applicants should read the Outline application guidance before completing the Outline application form. All documents can be found on the website below Stage 2 Full application - Applicants will be invited to submit a Full application form if their Outline application form is successful Grants are available for projects over 2,500 and less than 35,000, though higher value projects will be considered in exceptional circumstances when a project is a high priority against the Local Development Strategy and will deliver substantial outputs. Website: Contact: 19

20 LEADER Northern Lincolnshire Project Sponsor: North Lincolnshire Council DEFRA & EAFRD Investment: 1.2m Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: December 2020 Target Audience: Aimed at farmers, foresters, businesses and community groups within rural North and North East Lincolnshire Geographic Coverage: Rural North and North East Lincolnshire The Programme is now open for applications and will run until There is 1.2m available for projects that will create jobs and economic growth in the following areas: Priority 1: Support for increasing farm productivity Priority 2: Support for micro and small enterprises and farm diversification Priority 3: Support for Rural Tourism Priority 4: Provision of rural services Priority 5: Support for cultural and heritage Priority 6: Increasing forestry The Application Process has two stages: Stage 1 Outline Application this is completed and returned to the LEADER Programme Coordinator to assess eligibility and the fit with local priorities. Project passing this stage will be invited to stage 2. Outline Applications can be submitted at any time and the forms can be downloaded here Stage 2 Full Application these will issued by invitation only and need to be returned on the date below. Full Application Guidance can be downloaded here. It is strongly recommended that applicants go through the handbook in-depth to check that their project meets the criteria of the funding and the local priorities. The minimum grant that can be applied for is 2,500. The maximum grant amount will typically be 40,000. Grants will typically be limited to a maximum of 40% of the project s total eligible costs. Application Deadline Decision Date 01 February March May June August September October November 2018 Website: Contact: Shalon Perkins, LEADER Programme Coordinator, or 20

21 Countryside Productivity Scheme Project Sponsor: Rural Payments Agency Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: 28 June 2018 (Agri-Food) and 03 December 2018 (Farm Productivity) Target Audience: Forestry and Farming sector Geographic Coverage: National The RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme provides funding for projects in England which improve productivity in the farming and forestry sectors and help create jobs and growth in the rural economy. Under the RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme, there are grants for: water resource management and reservoirs improving forestry productivity adding value to Agri-food improving farm productivity The grants are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). You can only apply for one RDPE grant for each individual project. RDPE includes RDPE Growth Programme, LEADER, Countryside Productivity, Farming Recovery Fund, Cumbria Countryside Access Fund and Countryside Stewardship. Adding Value to Agri-Food These grants are for processors of primary agricultural or horticultural products. This includes food and drink businesses and farmers (including livestock, dairy, arable and horticultural sectors) in rural or urban areas. These grants are to improve the processing of primary agricultural products to shorten supply chains and deliver benefits to primary producers. Projects must be for the processing of Annex I (see programme handbook using link below) Agrifood products only, including meat, milk, grain, fruit and vegetables. See examples of the kinds of projects which may be eligible for a grant on page 10. Grant funding can help pay for: equipment and machinery constructing or improving buildings associated with all aspects of processing The minimum grant you can apply for is 35,000. Improving Farm Productivity These grants are to improve farm productivity through the use of robotic equipment and systems to aid crop and livestock production increasing the use of renewable energy produced on farm by improving energy storage and distribution, the use of LED wavelength controlled lighting to aid crop 21

22 production, more efficient use of livestock slurries and manures, and digestate. Grant funding can help pay for the purchase and installation of equipment and machinery. The grants are for a minimum of 35,000. Grants can cover up to 40% of the eligible costs of a project. If the minimum grant is 35,000, the minimum total eligible cost of a project would be 87,500. Website: Contact: Defra Rural Services helpline on or 22

23 Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) Funding Project Sponsor: East Riding of Yorkshire Council EMFF Investment: 800,000 Launch Date / Status: January 2017 End Date: December 2020 Target Audience: Fishing industry, fishing communities and groups and organisations involved in the social, economic and environmental well-being of the Holderness coast Geographic Coverage: East Riding Holderness Coast The overall aim of the FLAG is to increase the contribution that the fishing industry can make to the sustainable social and economic regeneration of the East Riding s fishing communities Funding is available for the following priorities: Strengthen the fishery to become more sustainable. This priority will focus on strengthening the existing fishery, removing barriers to growth and facilitating a more sustainable industry Facilitate growth and diversification. This priority will focus on growing the industry through innovation and diversification Encourage growth in supporting sectors. This priority will focus on growing those sectors which could benefit the fishing industry or which have synergy with it e.g. tourism and community initiatives Improve marine and coastal environments. This will focus on making sustainable improvements to the marine and coastal environments of the FLAG area The FLAG has developed a Strategy based on the coastal area s needs and aims of the EMFF programme. A full copy of the Strategy is available on the website. Only projects which are in accord with and support the aims of the Strategy will be supported by the FLAG. FLAG funding is available for eligible projects with an assumption that, generally, at least 40% of the cost of a project will be provided by the applicant. There is no minimum or maximum value for grant aid though the FLAG will take into account the potential impact of any project in determining the appropriate level of grant aid. It is a two stage application process: Stage 1 - Expression of Interest. At this stage the eligibility of the project and its fit with the Local Development Strategy will be invited to move to Stage 2. Stage 2 - Full Application. At this stage the full impact of the project will be considered, including value for money. Website: Contact: or

24 Business Lincolnshire Business Growth and Digital Growth Grants (GLLEP) Project Sponsor: Business Lincolnshire GLLEP ESIF Investment: Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: December 2018 Target Audience: SMEs Geographic Coverage: North and North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire Lincolnshire Growth Hub Business Growth Grant (BGG) Companies trading for more than 12 months with expansion plans can access grant funding to purchase items such as equipment, software and specific consultancy support not available through programmes operating in the GLLEP area. Small grants between 1000 and 2999 with 50% of the project cost being provided by the business and 50% by the grant. Large grants between 3000 and with 70% of the project cost being provided by the business and 30% by the grant. The upper limit on the total project value that could apply for a Business Growth Grant is set at 100,000. Lincolnshire Growth Hub SME Digital Growth Grant (DGG) This programme is aimed at businesses with ICT needs that will enable them to grow their businesses. There is up to 1,000 available to support up to 50% of eligible costs to help fund the implementation of internal ICT solutions such as e-commerce platforms; websites; cloud data storage solutions; digital management systems. Applicants will be referred to the Grant by their Growth Hub Advisor, who will endorse the application & collect evidence of outputs. Priority sectors: Food & drink production; manufacturing/engineering; transport/logistic, the visitor economy, healthcare and renewables. Job creation is a requirement of either grant. Website: Contact: or

25 Business Lincolnshire Investment Readiness (GLLEP) Project Sponsor: Business Lincolnshire GLLEP ESIF Investment: Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: Target Audience: SMEs Geographic Coverage: North and North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire The programme provides 12 hours + of business support tailored around investment readiness and gearing businesses to become investment/funding ready. Examples of support include: Business Plans, Financials, forecasting, searching for funding streams. Website: Contact: or

26 Grants4Growth Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Growth & Efficiency Programme Project Sponsor: South Holland District Council GLLEP ESIF Investment: 1.35 million Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: December 2019 Target Audience: SMEs Geographic Coverage: North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire Grants4Growth is a programme of free, confidential and impartial business support for eligible SME s who are Investment Ready. It provides practical help and financial assistance to help reduce costs and increase competitiveness and resilience. Capital grants are available up to a maximum of 28% of the eligible capital spend on initiatives that promote business growth, help create jobs and improve the efficiency of your operation. The minimum grant available is 1,000. Capital Grants are available for businesses wanting to: Invest in technology or processes that facilitate growth, improve resilience and create jobs Drive forward efficiency initiatives in the form of waste, water or energy efficiency, recovery or reduction Invest in technology and new processes Website: Contact: Deborah Futter on or 26

27 Spark Fund - Innovation Vouchers and Grants for R&D Project Sponsor: University of Hull Humber & YNYER ESIF Investment: 6m Launch Date / Status: April 2017 End Date: December 2019 Target Audience: SMEs, particularly those in LEP Priority Sectors Geographic Coverage: Humber, York and North Yorkshire The Innovation Vouchers programme will encourage and stimulate demand from SMEs to engage in innovation activity and access the expertise on offer from the knowledge base. It will help build the innovation capacity of SMEs by supporting proof of market and technical feasibility studies, early stage proof of concept and prototyping work as well as intellectual property protection. The wraparound support will provide a framework for subsequent commercialisation of the innovation supported via the innovation voucher. The Grants for Research and Development (R&D) and Grants for Low Carbon R&D schemes support R&D in growth oriented SMEs seeking to improve productivity and enhance competitiveness through developing and commercialising new, innovative products and services. Grants will be awarded to support proof of concept, advanced prototyping and technical developments to take products nearer to market. SMEs will benefit from access to leading academic/technical expertise, specialist research facilities and equipment. Grants will build on work initiated through the linked innovation vouchers scheme. Grants available: Innovation Vouchers up to 20k Grants for R&D up to 50k Low Carbon Grants for R&D up to 50k Website: Contact: or online at Programme Manager - Pauline Mitchell on or

28 Product and Process Innovation (PAPI) YNYER Project Sponsor: University of York YNYER ESIF Investment: 2m Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: Target Audience: SMEs engaged with the following sectors: Bioscience Digital & creative media Electronic-based Food and drink Health and social care Manufacturing using biological & chemical materials Geographic Coverage: East Riding (York and North Yorkshire) Support for small businesses in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding to improve their products and processes by providing grants for equipment which enables innovation: 40% grant for equipment that enables innovation, up to a value of 20k Expert business development support to help develop funding proposals Guidance and advice available at every step of the application process from an experienced team All purchased equipment must remain located in the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding region so as to contribute to the regional economy. Mobile assets, such as vehicles, are specifically listed as ineligible for ERDF funding as they can easily be used out of region. General office equipment and consumables are ineligible for funding as they may not be 100% allocated to the funded project activity and/or not directly related to the generation of project outputs. The application process is in two stages, EOI and Full Application. If the EOI passes the eligibility assessment, the company will be asked to complete a Full Application for submission and assessment. The PAPI project team will work with the business to develop a full application. Applications are assessed at regular intervals by an appraisal panel. The panel assess the applications based on their innovation capacity and impact on the business. The Programme also runs a range of free Innovation Roadshow designed to help businesses innovate and grow. They provide the opportunity to meet new potential clients and business support organisations, and hear from local businesses who have benefited from funding opportunities - all over breakfast. Details of forthcoming roadshows are available at the link below. Website: Contact: or

29 Stimulating Innovation in the Agri-Food Sector (YNYER) Project Sponsor: Science City York and FERA Science Ltd YNYER ESIF Investment: 0.38m Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: 30 March 2019 Target Audience: SMEs in Agri-Food Sector excluding primary production Geographic Coverage: East Riding (North and West Yorkshire) The scheme aims to support agri-food businesses in North, West & East Yorkshire through workshops, masterclasses, networking events, online resources and a fully funded voucher scheme. Masterclasses include Business Innovation, Product Development, Packaging, Exporting, Marketing, Financial Planning, Food Safety, Food Technology & more. Vouchers are for 2k or 5k and can only be spent at FERA Science Ltd facilities.these can be used for their Food Testing services (to ensure compliance with food safety laws), Risk Identification services, Pesticide Control services and other agri-food research. Website: Contact: 29

30 Innovation Programme for Greater Lincolnshire Project Sponsor: University of Lincoln GLLEP ESIF Investment: Launch Date / Status: Sept 2016 End Date: 31 August 2019 Target Audience: SMEs Geographic Coverage: North and North East Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire The programme is designed to stimulate business innovation and develop collaborations between the business and research communities. The support available includes: Proof of concept grants - Grants from 1k 10k are available for SMEs to fund product, process and market development Innovation vouchers - Providing SMEs with access to the University s expertise, specialist equipment and facilities from a value of 1k 5k Business support - 12 hours of innovation advice and support for SMEs from specialist advisors Internships - Part funded from 1.5k 3k to connect graduate talent with SMEs requiring an injection of specific skills to support their research or innovation activity Leadership & management courses Delivered through the Lincoln Leadership and Management Centre Events - Designed to encourage innovative thinking and best practice sharing Website: Contact: or Facebook.com/LincsInnovation, LinkedIn - Innovation Programme for Greater Lincolnshire 30

31 Lincolnshire Open Research & Innovation Centre (LORIC) & Business Inspiration programme (GLLEP) Project Sponsor: Bishop Grosseteste University Greater Lincolnshire ESIF Investment: Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: Target Audience: SMEs Geographic Coverage: North and North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire This programme enables business and other organisations to make the most effective uses of rapidly expanding Open Data Research and Innovation (Open DRI). It connects researchers and doctoral students with business, social innovation/enterprise, and public sector partners to work on collaborative innovation projects which create new economic value. The project will: Develop Innovation projects with partners to research & develop new solutions which address shared problem & opportunity areas Support Skills development in advanced research, translation, innovation project management and implementation into organisations; Leadership for innovation in entrepreneurship & social enterprise Translate HE Research into innovation projects, start-up businesses and social enterprises with innovation leadership from graduates Educate and train SMEs, social enterprises, public organisations, educators and other in the effective applications of Open data, research and innovation for better decision-making Increase investments into research and innovation projects in Lincolnshire from all sources The Business Innovation strand will support Micro and Small businesses through a 300K Grant fund which is invested at a 50% intervention rate. There is also: Support for Internships & Placements Support to attend Expo s etc Support to be innovative/creative Support for feasibility studies Support for Peer to Peer networking Training for owners/managers Website: Contact: Mark Bowen, Enterprise Development Manager on or 31

32 Greater Lincolnshire Agri-Food Innovation Platform (GLAFIP) Project Sponsor: University of Lincoln Greater Lincolnshire ESIF Investment: Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: Target Audience: High Tech SMEs in the Agri-food supply chain Geographic Coverage: North and North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire The programme focuses on stimulating agri-food technological innovations. The research, knowledge transfer and business support will be focused on agri-robotics and automation, water, waste and energy, biotic stress and food safety. Support includes: Applied research which helps take research led ideas closer to the market Knowledge Exchange and Knowledge Transfer between primary producers and food companies(end users) and technology suppliers and the research base (providers of innovation) to assist collaborative working Training events, workshops and demonstration facilities to assist new technologies to reach commercialisation Website: Contact: or

33 Enterprise! Project Sponsor: East Riding of Yorkshire Council Humber ESIF Investment: 1.6m Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: September 2018 Target Audience: Pre-Start, new start SMEs Geographic Coverage: East Riding, North and North East Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire A programme of business support that commences with pre-start interest and ideas development through online / on-demand activities and develops new companies into growing entities who have the capacity to expand and take on their first employees. Eligible clients undertaking the learning journey can access face-to-face business support with a qualified, accredited Business Advisor working locally, to support their Business Planning and registration. Website: Contact: or

34 ENRG2 Project Sponsor: Goodwin Development Trust Humber ESIF Investment: 1.06m Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: December 2018 Target Audience: Individuals considering self employment and existing businesses looking to grow Geographic Coverage: Kingston-Upon-Hull Hands on, needs led support either one-to-one or in groups and provided by the most appropriate partner/team/advisor within the project. Support covers a wide range of areas including business planning, financial planning, staff recruitment, legal considerations and many others. Support is available for individuals to consider enterprise and self-employment as a viable option with the aim of increasing new starts and related job opportunities for the area. Existing businesses can access support to grow, maximise an opportunity or overcome a challenge with the aim of increasing the number of business trading to 5 years and beyond. Website: Contact:

35 Finance and Business Support for New and Existing Businesses (GLLEP) Project Sponsor: NBV Enterprise Solutions Ltd Greater Lincolnshire ESIF Investment: Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: December 2018 Target Audience: SMEs pre and new start businesses and businesses under 3 years old Geographic Coverage: North and North East Lincolnshire and whole of the East Midlands Ideal for pre-start /new start businesses, the project offers a three day training programme focused on understanding enterprise and business planning. The project also offers ongoing mentoring. There is also one-to-one mentoring support available for trading businesses, as well as access to networking events. There is a minimum 12 hours of support available. There is also a Grant for Enterprise/Grant for New Business that can provide: 25% grant - Min. 1,000 - Max. 2,500 Capital or Revenue Retail companies and other EU restricted companies are not eligible Website: Contact: or

36 Growing Graduate Enterprise Project Sponsor: Greenborough Management / University of Lincoln Greater Lincolnshire ESIF Investment: Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: 31 December 2018 Target Audience: Graduate Entrepreneurs pre and new start business Growing Graduate Enterprise is an enhanced business start-up and growth programme aimed at supporting Lincolnshire s graduate talent (graduates from Lincoln s Universities and graduate residents in Lincolnshire having graduated elsewhere), to make the most of their academic and entrepreneurial abilities. Support available ranges from `light touch' development needs analysis through to more intensive support such as coaching/mentoring, tailored support as well as information advice and guidance. Support offered: 1:1 Mentoring and support Group training including Workshops and Bootcamps 2,500 funding (split into 2 payments of 1,000 and 1,500) Individual needs assessment leading to targeted action plan and support A minimum of 30 hours of support for each individual on the scheme Eligibility Criteria: A graduate or someone who will have graduated within the last three years, before their business start date A final year student who will have graduated before their business start date (will not be starting their business until they have graduated) Have confirmed that they have not yet commenced trading with their business idea Have confirmed that they have no visa restrictions which prevent them from legally setting up a business in the UK Intend to start a business during the placement period in the Greater Lincolnshire area Live in the Greater Lincolnshire Area Have a viable business idea that does not fall into one of the restricted sectors (see website for details) Applicants are required to complete a short application form which will be followed by 15 hours of training and support after which they will pitch their business idea to a panel. If accepted, the applicant can start trading and access diagnostic support and a 1,000 grant. After this, a further 15 hours of training is delivered to the applicant, after which they can receive the final 1,500 grant. Website: Contact: Claire Butler (Student Enterprise Co-ordinator at the University of Lincoln) on or 36

37 Manufacturing Growth Programme Project Sponsor: Economic Growth Solutions Humber ESIF Investment: 200k ( 9m total programme) Launch Date/ Status: Live End Date: September 2019 Target Audience: SME Manufacturers Geographic Coverage: Humber wide (as well as Greater Lincolnshire, Leeds and Sheffield City Regions) The programme provides free advice and support to manufacturing SMEs to make improvements by identifying, understanding and removing the barriers affecting their business. The programme includes: An independent strategic business review with honest broker Detailed growth report that identifies strength and weaknesses Identify challenges and barriers to growth that drive change Support to help drive the completion of projects on time Access to grants to subsidise the cost of improvement projects Guidance and support to access other support mechanisms Service Delivery review Contract Directly with expert It provides free advice and co-funded grant support to manufacturing SMEs to help them: Identify opportunities and create plans for improvement and growth Work with the best external experts to implement those plans cover 35% of the cost of implementing the plans through a growth/improvement grant (up to 3,500 max) Connect to wider support to maximise opportunities for growth SMEs are guided through the process by a dedicated Manufacturing Growth Manager. Website: Contact: Neil Harriman: or

38 Exporting for Growth Project Sponsor: Department for International Trade (Enterprise Growth Solutions) Humber ESIF Investment: 732k ( 6.7m total programme) Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: June 2019 Target Audience / eligibility: SMEs both first time exporters and those already exporting who are looking to grow their international markets. Applicants must be working with the DIT, projects must fit with their Export Strategy and create job opportunities. Geographic Coverage: Humber wide (as well as Leeds and Sheffield City Regions) 12 Hours one to one support 60% Grant up to 2,000 Eligible expenditure includes: Costs of getting to the target country and in-country accommodation Entrance to exhibitions/trade fairs and shipping of any associated products - including cost of the stand and associated fittings Design and production and printing of international marketing materials specifically for target markets Internationalisation of website, translation, creation of social media profiles, SEO Consultancy relating to patents, trademarks or copyright Product registration relating to international markets International market research (excluding OMIS) Consultancy to help develop your export strategy Mentoring / consultancy for language and cultural awareness Export professional training and language training for target countries Website: Contact: Hull & East Riding Stephan Stahl T: +44 (0) E: Sharon Stathers T: +44 (0) E: North & North East Lincolnshire Duncan Slater T: +44 (0) E: 38

39 Internationalising East Midlands SMEs Project Sponsor: Department for International Trade (EMB as DIT Delivery Partner GLLEP ESIF Investment: Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: 30 Sept 2018 Target Audience / eligibility: Existing SMEs based in the Greater Lincolnshire area Geographic Coverage: North and North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire Marketing activity and export taster sessions that l target businesses that could export but don t, encouraging them to explore their export potential and evaluate bottom line benefits that international trade could deliver which include increased innovation and new product development, increased resilience, increased staff retention and increased profitability. The project is funding specialist trade advisers and support in Food & Drink, Advanced Manufacturing and Environmental Technologies which match GLLEP s priorities. The project offers co-investment funding for internationalisation activity. SMEs can access services free of charge but will need provide match funding to access the Export Coinvestment grant 1,000-5,000 at 50% intervention. The grant can fund: language and cultural awareness legal advice around international commercial agreements international marketing and branding, website internationalisation and marketing materials attendance at overseas conferences advice relating to international commerce and e-commerce protocols specialist support with IP protection and prototyping for overseas markets Website: North & North East Lincolnshire Duncan Slater T: +44 (0) E: 39

40 GAIN Enterprise Growth Programme (GLLEP) Project Sponsor: E-Factor GLLEP ESIF Investment: Launch Date / Status: Contracting End Date: December 2019 Target Audience: SMEs particularly in GLLEP Priority Sectors (see below) Geographic Coverage: North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire Six Sector Specific Specialist Business Advisors providing support in the following sectors: Food Processing Engineering & Chemical Renewables Heath & Social Care Digital Media Ports & Logistics Growth Hub Advisors will identify need through diagnostics and will direct businesses to the most appropriate / effective support. Website: Contact: or

41 Building Better Supply Chains in Greater Lincolnshire (GLLEP) Project Sponsor: Business Lincolnshire Greater Lincolnshire ESIF Investment: Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: Target Audience: SMEs Geographic Coverage: North and North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire This improvement programme offers support to: Understand how you are currently performing as a link in your customers supply chain: Funded diagnostic review and support Find new potential suppliers to improve your gross margin: Networking with other supply chain partners Find new customers to sell to: Integrating with new supply chains Become involved in new diverse markets as yet undiscovered by your company, and receive opportunities: Acknowledging your core skills and offering in new markets Learn how to become an attractive proposition and achieve the above with consultancy support and financial help Improve productivity, procurement performance, logistics management, stock management and quality control: With funded support and advice Website: Contact: or

42 Business Lincolnshire Digital Development Programme (GLLEP) Project Sponsor: CDI Alliance Ltd Greater Lincolnshire ESIF Investment: Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: December 2018 Target Audience: SMEs Geographic Coverage: North and North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire To support Lincolnshire SMEs to: Increase their understanding and knowledge of the digital world Utilise and benefit from adopting digital technologies within their business Take advantage of the opportunities that better Superfast Broadband connectivity brings Business Outcomes: Increase Turnover & Profit Improve Efficiency & Productivity Save Time and Money The programme provides expert and impartial tailored advice and support and an On-line Digital Health Check this includes: 1. Minimum 12 hours business support New Adopters programme of workshops Up-graders workshops & 1:1 support Advanced 1:1 support, peer groups & go see events Digital Grant 50% intervention Towards the cost of implementing digital technology into the business process 3. Technology Hubs Up to 12 hours of technology support Learning and using new technology 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, Hi Speed Cameras Developing new products or solving problems Website: Contact: CDI Alliance - Stuart McFarlane on at or 42

43 Skills Support for the Workforce Project Sponsor: HCUK Training Humber ESIF Investment: 6m Launch Date / Status: November 2016 End Date: July 2018 Target Audience: SMEs in the Humber LEP area in key sectors (Renewable technologies/green energy, Ports and logistics, Creative and Digital, Chemicals, Engineering and Manufacturing, Food, Visitor economy and underpinning sectors of Health & Social Care and Construction) Geographic Coverage: Humber wide The SSW programme provides a flexible and responsive programme of fully funded training to SMEs in the Humber using investment from the European Social Fund and Skills Funding Agency. People are eligible to receive funded support from the SSW / SSR programme if they are 19 years of age or older and are employed or employed and at risk of redundancy by an SME. People who are self-employed are also eligible to receive support from these programmes. All employees must have been granted the time to participate and complete their agreed programme of learning. All training will be delivered either in the workplace or at a readily accessible nearby location. The training provider will complete eligibility checks on all organisations and individuals who are accessing the programme. Website: Contact: or or apply online at the website above 43

44 Humber Apprenticeship Brokerage Service Project Sponsor: YH Training Services Humber ESIF Investment: 1m Launch Date / Status: November 2016 End Date: July 2018 Target Audience: SMEs Geographic Coverage: Humber wide The aim of the Humber Apprenticeship Brokerage Service (HABS) is to provide an independent, impartial apprenticeship information and brokerage service, to increase the number of apprenticeships at all levels, including higher degree levels. The brokerage will engage with businesses across the Humber region with the aim of progressing and sustaining people in either apprenticeships, traineeships or education within their organisation. Website: Contact: Sean Hostick or

45 Next Level Project Sponsor: Ongo Communities Humber ESIF Investment: 358,767 Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: December 2019 Target Audience: Employed People, Humber Based SMEs Geographic Coverage: North Lincolnshire The Next Level project will deliver a package of accredited and non-accredited training to improve the skill level of disadvantaged people in North Lincolnshire, enabling them to progress into roles within businesses, particularly where there are skills gaps that offer sustainable employment. Website: Contact: or via an online form at the link above. Project Manager - 45

46 Skills Support for the Workforce YNYER Project Sponsor: Calderdale College YNYER ESIF Investment: 4m Launch Date / Status: November 2016 End Date: July 2018 Target Audience: SMEs in the YNYER LEP area in key sectors (Agri-tech and Agriculture, Bio Renewables and Bio-Economy, Food manufacture, Construction, Engineering, Voluntary, community and social enterprise, Visitor Economy, Health and Social Care) Geographic Coverage: East Riding (York and North Yorkshire) Small to medium-sized businesses based in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding can access fully funded training for their staff through the Skills Support for the Workforce programme. Free to eligible businesses, funding to cover the cost of training is provided by the European Union s European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency. The programme can assist SMEs to address their immediate and future skills gaps by developing and delivering training plans tailored to their needs. There are a range of eligible courses from Level 2 and upwards, meaning there's something available to suit most needs. The team can support SMEs by: Undertaking a training needs analysis to help identify current and future skills gaps Developing and delivering a bespoke training plan designed to meet business needs Supporting access to additional forms of training which cannot be delivered through this programme To be eligible for support applicants must: Be a small to medium-sized business, operating in York, North Yorkshire or East Riding Be seeking to up-skill their workforce, with a focus on intermediate, technical and higher skills development, to support a clear growth plan or meet changing business needs Operate in one of the LEP s key sectors (see above) Website: Contact: or apply online above 46

47 Yorkshire Apprenticeship Hub Project Sponsor: Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education YNYER ESIF Investment: 2m Launch Date / Status: November 2016 End Date: July 2018 Target Audience: SMEs Geographic Coverage: East Riding, York and North Yorkshire The Yorkshire Apprenticeship Hub provides impartial advice to employers and employees in the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding region to increase awareness and understanding of Apprenticeships. The programme works with Small & Medium Enterprise businesses (SMEs) to help them understand their business needs and aspirations and provide skills solutions to help their business grow. The programme also makes pre-apprenticeship training activities available to ensure that employers and employees are prepared and supported every step of the way. Website: Contact: or 47

48 Higher Level Skills YNYER Project Sponsor: Calderdale College YNYER ESIF Investment: 0.75m Launch Date / Status: November 2016 End Date: July 2018 Target Audience: SMEs Geographic Coverage: East Riding, York and North Yorkshire This programme is supporting employers to fill skill-gaps at level 3 and above. It also provides vocational 'Units' of training as a 'taster' to encourage individuals (including existing graduates) to commence higher-level training and apprenticeships. Where sufficient demand exists and provision is not available the service will support with the development and delivery of new high level skills modules. The project also focuses on activities that will promote participation of women (aged 15+ years) into Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Website: Contact: Tammie Greenwood on 48

49 Skills Support to the Greater Lincolnshire Workforce (GLLEP) Project Sponsor: Calderdale College GLLEP ESIF Investment: 6m Launch Date / Status: November 2016 End Date: July 2018 Target Audience: SMEs in the GLLEP area Geographic Coverage: North and North East Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire The SSW programme s advisors will work with the business to support its growth plans by helping to identify and source business driven learning and development needs. It will address immediate and future skills gaps by developing programmes tailored to business needs and providing personnel with the appropriate training to enable the business to compete and grow. The team will help eligible businesses to construct a training plan based on business need and will support them by: Undertaking a comprehensive skills assessment Providing options to access the right training Tailoring training programmes to address specific business needs Funding any training which can be delivered from within this Skills Support for the Workforce programme itself Support the business to access training which cannot be delivered through this programme. To be eligible for skills funding, a business must: be a business based in the Greater Lincolnshire area employ fewer than 250 people with an annual turnover of less than 50 million a business seeking skills training to support a clear growth plan Website: Contact: or apply online above 49

50 Apprenticeship Growth Programme (GLLEP) Project Sponsor: Avanta Enterprise Ltd / People Plus GLLEP ESIF Investment: 610k Launch Date / Status: November 2016 End Date: July 2018 Target Audience: SMEs in the GLLEP area Geographic Coverage: North and North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire Raising the awareness of Apprenticeships with SMEs and unemployed people aged 16+. The programme will support SMEs through the process of recruiting an apprentice. Website: Contact: Nigel Stephenson or

51 Specialist Skills Advisor Network (GLLEP) Project Sponsor: Bishop Grossteste University GLLEP ESIF Investment: 1.4m Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: July 2018 Target Audience: SMEs in the GLLEP area Geographic Coverage: North and North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire This project provides a network of skills advisors to support SMEs to articulate their skills needs through a detailed skills diagnostic and work with colleges / training providers to meet those needs. The programme supports SMEs to collaborate, providing a key link between skills and Growth Hub Advisors. Advisors have specialist knowledge in the following sectors: engineering/manufacturing, food, health and care, low carbon, logistics, as well as an understanding of rural and coastal challenges. Your business will have its own dedicated, impartial Business Skills Advisor who will work with you to provide: A FREE tailored analysis of training needs for the growth and sustainability of your business An action plan specific to your business Expert advice from industry specialists Professional skills profiling tools Introduction to the training options available to you Brokerage on the development of new courses specific to your requirements, where no current provision exists Guidance on accessing funding streams to support your business A personal Business Skills Advisor will be assigned to work with your business to discuss your commitments and agree the scope and timescale for the programme of work. The process will involve some or all of the following dependant on specific business requirements: An initial in depth conversation to gather business information, understand the future goals of the business and register your business onto the programme Agreement on how the training needs of your business will be investigated and collated this may involve employee surveys, informal interviews or focus groups Collation and interpretation of the consultations to determine business objectives and accompanying training needs across the business in the form of a Training Needs Analysis A flexible, concise action plan will be agreed with short-term and long term goals Contact: or Website: Factsheet 51

52 Specialist Industry Educator Programme (GLLEP) Project Sponsor: Bishop Grossteste University GLLEP ESIF Investment: 750k Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: July 2018 Target Audience: SMEs in the GLLEP area Geographic Coverage: North and North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire The Specialist Industry Educator Programme takes you, an industry expert with specialist knowledge in your field, and connects you with FE Colleges and training providers so that you can support and develop the skills of Greater Lincolnshire s future workforce. Benefits / activities include: A FREE 4-day Bishop Grosseteste University-developed training course in teaching/training and presentation Opportunity to give practical real-world training to students through master-classes or short training courses Opportunity to influence the content of industry-specific training courses to make them more relevant to the world of work Hosting student and trainer visits to your company, enhancing your company s positive image to students and stakeholders The programme allows: Employers to be part of the solution to the question of how to achieve sustainable growth and make Greater Lincolnshire a better place to live Employers to influence the way their area of expertise is taught and practically improve students readiness for work Individuals from business to access FREE professional short teaching/training courses, to help improve presentation, communication skills and confidence Employers, by interacting with training providers, their students and staff, to create valuable relationships and present a positive image of themselves to key stake-holders in their industry Industry experts to deliver Masterclasses and/or host industry visits, and/or become involved in education in other ways Contact: or Website: Factsheet 52

53 Other Programmes Humber Business Growth Hub Project Sponsor: Humber Local Enterprise Partnership Geographic Coverage: Humber wide The Growth Hub, part of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership provides quick and easy access to local and national resources along with information to support your business. Part of a Government funded network the Humber Growth Hub seeks to demystify and efficiently connect the support available to local businesses making it easier for management to concentrate on the core function of growing their business. The Hub has a team of locally based, experienced Business Support advisors who can offer a free diagnostic service and one to one advice on a range of subjects. On request the advisors can work with clients to identify their development needs and when appropriate, assist the client broker specialist support to facilitate their development. To complement the activity of the advisors the Growth Hub web site provides a wealth of knowledge and information to support businesses ranging from pre start up advice to improving productivity. Information, tools and templates from respected sources can be found within the knowledge centre of the site making it easy to find the answer to common questions and issues faced by businesses on a daily basis. Website: Contact: Growth Hub Advisors can be contacted directly as follows: East Riding Adrian Shaw Hull Jon Brunton North East Lincolnshire Tim Maddinson North Lincolnshire Michael Lister

54 Growing the Humber Project Sponsor: Humber Local Enterprise Partnership with North East Lincolnshire Council Growth Deal Investment: 8m Launch Date / Status: March 2017 End Date: March 2021 Target Audience: SMEs in the Humber Geographic Coverage: Humber wide Grants of between 5,000 and 500,000 awarded as a percentage of total eligible project costs. The remaining funding must come from a non-public source (e.g. bank loan, asset finance, company funds etc). The table below shows the maximum percentage that will be awarded to businesses: Micro and Small Enterprises Medium Enterprises Assisted Area Non-Assisted area Assisted Area Non-Assisted area 30% 20% 20% 10% Growing the Humber grants can be used to contribute to investment in tangible assets relating to: the setting up of a new establishment within an existing company structure the extension of an existing establishment diversification of the output of an establishment into new additional products a fundamental change in the overall production process of an existing establishment Businesses may seek funding to support the following costs: Purchase of equipment, plant or machinery Refurbishments and alterations to premises (excluding essential maintenance) Construction of extensions to premises Purchase of furniture and associated hardware N.B. Property purchases, while eligible for funding, are not a priority and will not be supported unless a persuasive case can be made to do so. Grant funded projects must create at least 1 FTE job for every 15,000 grant awarded and: employment must be created within one year of the investment being made jobs created should lead to a net increase in the number of employees in the business compared with the average over the previous twelve months businesses must commit to sustaining the additional employment for 3 years To be eligible for funding, businesses must be: Legally constituted A micro, small or medium enterprise Located in or locating to the Humber area A financially viable business that has been trading for at least 12 months 54

55 A business with a geographically broad (beyond the Humber area) customer and competitor base Not operating in an EC restricted sector Website: Contact: or

56 Business Loan Fund Project Sponsor: Humber Local Enterprise Partnership with Hull City Council Growing Places Investment: 8.1m Launch Date / Status: March 2017 End Date: Revolving fund - progression of any application is subject to available funds Target Audience: the scheme is designed to unlock capital projects that have the potential for job and/or home creation and can quickly deliver tangible economic outcomes through providing additional capital investment Geographic Coverage: Humber wide Loans of between 100,000 and 1,000,000 are available. Projects outside this range may be considered but must deliver exceptional outputs and/or provide exceptional value for money. Please note that we are not able to provide loans of less than 65,000. All applications will be assessed against the following criteria: Projects must be capital schemes that are ready to go and are able to generate sustainable employment quickly Projects must be located in, and significantly contribute to, the economy of the Humber Projects should have outline planning consent and/or a reasonable expectation that full planning consent will be granted within six months Applications must be able to demonstrate they are capital projects, meaning that an investment: Must be used for the acquisition or enhancement of an identifiable asset with a life of more than one year Can include the costs (excluding interest) of assets acquired under a finance lease Cannot be used to fund moveable assets where there is an expectation of immediate re-sale The Humber LEP would particularly welcome development projects based in the Humber s Enterprise Zone sites. Website: Contact: or

57 Green Port Project Sponsor: Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council Regional Growth Fund Investment: 25.7m Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: March 2019 Target Audience: SMEs Geographic Coverage: Hull and East Riding There are a number of strands of support offered through the Green Port programme. Further details are provided below: Business Support and Advice Support offered includes: A free independent appraisal of the business strengths and capabilities, with a gap analysis to identify what is required in the development of a strategic plan for the future Information on opportunities within the industry, as they become available, by working with OEMs, suppliers, and consultants Help in the promotion of collaborative working and joint ventures A comprehensive workshop and events programme to support the development of local business skills & knowledge Based on the outcomes of the appraisal, funding can be applied for to meet the individual company s priority needs and opportunities for growth within the renewables sector. Support could be in the form of (but not limited to): One-to-one advice from specialists, to identify specific growth areas appropriate to company capabilities and to meet supplier requirements Developing the identified business needs in areas such as health and safety, quality, management, human resources, procurement, export, marketing, job profitability and accreditations where required and to enhance PQQ applications The potential to access financial assistance where appropriate It is envisaged a minimum of 50% funding could be applied for. Business Investment Grants A grant is available to support business in the renewable energy, green technology, engineering and low carbon sectors with investment projects that will increase productivity, skills and employment. The grants can be used for projects to: Launch a new business Modernise, expand or re-organise an existing business Upgrade a business by introducing innovative new technology or processes Take a new product from development to production 57

58 Grants are for capital investments. Funding rates are dependent on location and size of business. The amount of funding offered can vary between 20k up to 2m minimum grant offered is 10k. Businesses of all sizes can apply for the grant, but large companies can only apply if the investment project is located within an Assisted Area. For small and medium-sized companies, all areas of Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire are eligible. Inward Investment - UK and Overseas Marketing The programme supports a series of renewable energy exhibitions under the Humber Renewables banner. Financial support is available for local companies wishing to collectively exhibit at these events. International networking and overseas market support are facilitated by the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce, which assists companies in accessing new markets by: Delivering overseas trade and networking activity Providing market intelligence reports Accessing international supply chains Forming a Business Ambassador network to promote the region Identifying funding opportunities Research, Development and Innovation The R&D Support & Funding is open to businesses based in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire (or those looking to locate here) developing new products or processes for the offshore wind, or wider renewables sector, and for whom overcoming specific R&D challenges are key to achieving this. The programme is flexible and can assist businesses in a number of key areas, by: Providing renewable energy R&D experience and expertise Identifying new opportunities with associated R&D needs Developing R&D implementation programmes Engaging, from a R&D perspective, with suppliers and customers within offshore wind (and wider renewables) supply chains Supporting companies in securing external R&D financing Granting funding for bespoke R&D projects Identifying and facilitating access to external R&D expertise Assisting with the identification and protection of intellectual property related to new product or service development Employment and Skills The Green Port Growth Programme Employment and Skills strand has two key elements. It aims to increase the strength of the engineering workforce and raise skill levels, in order to meet the needs of the emerging renewable energy sector. Apprenticeship Wage Subsidies Employers in the renewable energy sector supply chain can access wage subsidies for apprentices enrolled on Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship Frameworks. Examples of apprenticeship frameworks supported are: 58

59 Advanced (level 3) Engineering Manufacturing (Craft & Technician) Advanced (level 3) Apprenticeship in the Power Sector Advanced (level 3) Apprenticeship in Warehousing and Storage Advanced (level 3) Apprenticeship in Logistics Operations Up-Skilling Employers in the renewable energy sector supply chain will be able to access training subsidies to up-skill existing employees. The programme will reimburse employers up to 50% of the direct training costs incurred: Training packages to upgrade employees from Level 2 to 3; 3 to 4 & 4 to 5 Training packages to upgrade employees from Level 3 to Level 4 Training packages to upgrade employees from Level 4 to Level 5 Specific training packages which enhance the employees skills and employability The employing business must be located within Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. The apprentice must reside within the Yorkshire and Humber sub region. Website: Contact: For Business Support - or For Business Investment Grants or For Inward Investment contact Helen Stinson on For Research, Development and Innovation contact David Wells on or / For Employment and Skills Development contact Hull City Council on

60 Community Grants Project Sponsor: Humber Learning Consortium Humber & YNYER ESIF Investment: 2m Launch Date: November 2016 End Date: July 2018 Target Audience: Organisations must be small not for profit or charities, based in or providing services in the YNYER and Humber area: Company turnover must not have exceeded 1,000,000 in the last three years Organisations must employ 20 or less staff (FTE) Organisations must not be in direct receipt of funding from the European Social Fund (ESF), Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or Skills Funding Agency (SFA). Geographic Coverage: Humber, York and North Yorkshire Grants are available for small/medium Voluntary and Community Sector organisations and social enterprises to support unemployed people 18+ progress towards employment through access to learning and training opportunities. Any activity that will help an individual progress towards employment and improve employability skills will be considered, examples include: Help with basic skills Taster work experience and voluntary work Information and support relating to training and work Job search assistance, including the provision of equipment and other assistance necessary to secure employment Confidence building and personal development Training, advice & counselling First contact engagement to provide support with overcoming barriers to learning and/or employment Website: Contact: Jacquie Newman at or

61 Business & Intellectual Property (IP) Centre Hull Project Sponsor: Hull Culture & Leisure Ltd, Goodwin Development Trust, Hull City Council, British Library London, James Reckitt Library Trust Launch Date / Status: Live End Date: December 2018 for ENRG2 one to one support Target Audience: Businesses & Individuals considering self-employment Geographic Coverage: Yorkshire & the Humber Provision of specialist business information and resources, workshops and events with expertly trained staff, for anyone thinking about self-employment, setting up, or growing a business, protecting a brand, product or idea. Information on funding opportunities and business planning, signposting to relevant agencies for additional support, space to work and meet with others. Free online resources include: Cobra Business factsheets and job profiles IBISWorld - Current research on 100s of industries in the UK, China, USA and Australia including; statistics, analysis and forecast s. The i-expert trade reports are particularly useful for preparing or interviews. Avention Information on over 30 million public and private companies. British Standards Online An online standards library giving access to 90,000 standards Mint UK Businesses searchable by criteria such as size location and industry sector Mintel Market research and reports covering a range of industries and sectors Intellectual Property Office (IPO) Information about protecting your invention, creation and products. Through our work with ENRG2 (Enterprising Neighbourhood Renewal and Growth) we also offer free one to one support for those starting or growing a business, to be eligible for this element there must be an economic impact in the Hull area. Support is available for individuals to consider enterprise and self-employment as a viable option with the aim of increasing new starts and related job opportunities for the area. Existing businesses can access support to grow, maximise an opportunity or overcome a challenge with the aim of increasing the number of business trading to 5 years and beyond. The Business & IP Centre is located in Hull Central Library and support can be accessed at any Hull Library. Website: Contact: or

62 Sirius including Start-up Loans Project Sponsor: Sirius Launch Date: Live End Date: N/A Target Audience: New Start-ups and existing SMEs Geographic Coverage: Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Sirius provides free Business Advice, Planning, Mentoring Support and Low Cost Business Loans for both Start-Up and Growing Businesses for Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Product available: Start-Up and Business Growth - All sectors considered Loans from ,000. Up to 5 Year Term Credit Check Undertaken Typical interest rates 10 14% flat. Personal Guarantee of Full Repayment required Documentation Required: Detailed Business plan, application form, Utility Bill, Bank Statement, CV and Photo ID. Attendance at a Lending Panel is also required. Sirius also provide Start-Up Loans, a government-backed personal loan, available to individuals looking to start or grow a business. Website: Contact: or 62

63 Chamber Acorn Fund including Start-up Loans Project Sponsor: Chamber Acorn Fund (Humber) Ltd Launch Date: Live End Date: N/A Target Audience: Start-up, existing business, community and social enterprises, inward investors moving to the Hull and Humber region Geographic Coverage: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire Chamber Acorn Fund is a not-for-profit company and an accredited responsible finance provider offering gap funded loans to small businesses that are normally excluded from the high street commercial lenders. They also provide Start-Up Loans, a government-backed personal loan, available to individuals looking to start or grow a business. Loans are available from 1,000 to 100,000 over a period of 1-10 years with interest rates from 10-14%. Website: Contact: For Start-up loans enquiries contact: Craig Simpson on or For Chamber Acorn Fund enquiries contact: Peter Sykes or Karen Mulligan on or or 63

64 Goole Development Trust including Start-up Loans Project Sponsor: Goole Development Trust Launch Date: Live End Date: N/A Target Audience: New Start-ups and existing SMEs Geographic Coverage: East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Goole Development Trust (GDT) is social enterprise which helps with the economic, social and environmental regeneration of Goole and the surrounding area. As a not for profit company GDT offers a range of loans for new and existing businesses with all profits being reinvested into the community. GDT believe it is important to fill the funding gap for those who are unable to draw on the usual sources of finance, and are here to guide you through the process, whether you are a start up business or need the resources to take your company to the next level. Products available: Start Up Loans as a delivery partner of the Start Up Loans Company, GDT provide funding for young and emerging businesses Unsecured Business Loans Support from experienced business mentors, available for all sectors, including retail Secured Business Loans Flexible rates with co-funding considered, terms up to 7 years. Website: Contact: or 64

65 UK Steel Enterprise Project Sponsor: UK Steel Enterprise Ltd Launch Date: Live End Date: N/A Target Audience: SME businesses Geographic Coverage: Humber wide Equity Investment available up to 750,000 UKSE offer funding for growing companies and acquisitions across many business sectors including manufacturing and business-to-business services. They require a minority stake in the business but leave the control with the business owner. Small loans available from 25,000, often unsecured and with fixed interest rates UKSE provide loans to help businesses to grow and are an approved lender under the Government s Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) scheme. Security and personal guarantees are not usually required. Website: Contact: Allan Wood on or

66 Enterprise Europe Network Project Sponsor: Enterprise Europe Network Launch Date: Live End Date: N/A Target Audience: SME businesses Geographic Coverage: Humber wide The Enterprise Europe Network is the European Commission s official business support service which helps small business to make the most of the European marketplace. Working through local business organisations, they can help: Develop your business in new markets Source or license new technologies Access EU finance and EU funding Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) experts can help you develop your ideas and take your innovation into new markets. They offer a local route to free, tailored support and advice that can help your business innovate and grow internationally, faster. EEN s many services are there to assist businesses to: Find the right partners for research & development and innovation they can help you find technology specialists to collaborate with through a database of more than 13,000 technology profiles, representing the latest innovations and ideas. Find new markets for your products their international connections can put businesses in touch with partners, suppliers, distributors, introducing you to new ways of sourcing or selling technology Access funding and finance they provide advice on access to funding and finance for R&D, innovation, investment or exporting. EEN also offers support and advice on: sourcing or licensing new technologies understanding how to protect intellectual assets learning how EU regulation and guidance affects you Website: Contact:

67 Invest and Grow Loan Fund (GLLEP) Project Sponsor: Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership Launch Date: Live End Date: N/A rolling fund Target Audience: larger schemes which can unlock developments and enable the delivery of new jobs, commercial space and homes Geographic Coverage: North and North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire Loans of between 500,000 and 2.5 million are available for larger schemes which can unlock developments and enable the delivery of new jobs, commercial space and homes. The fund aims to bring forward vital infrastructure projects, boosting the economy and creating jobs. The money can fund strategic links that will open up access to key development sites, be used for flood storage capacity to enable the development of homes and retail space or ease congestion on major commercial routes. It aims to accelerate stalled developments and create jobs through rapid investments in local infrastructure and tackling site constraints. Projects outside this range may be considered if they deliver exceptional outputs or exceptional value for money. Eligible projects will fund infrastructure costs including utilities, flood management, access roads and employment and housing sites. Website: Contact: North East Lincolnshire - Angela Blake on North Lincolnshire - Jenny Couch on 67

68 Growing Places Fund (YNYER) Project Sponsor: York, North Yorkshire, East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership Launch Date: Live Open for applications End Date: N/A rolling fund Target Audience: investment in capital infrastructure projects Geographic Coverage: East Riding of Yorkshire, York and North Yorkshire The LEP s Growing Places Fund provides investment for capital infrastructure projects that aim to create economic and employment growth. Projects invested in are those that deliver against the LEP s objectives and which are ready to proceed but have stalled due to funding issues. Growing Places is operated as a revolving fund so investment is, principally, made on a loan basis with returns re-invested into further projects. All proposals will be diligently assessed through a technical appraisal looking at the Strategic, Economic/Market, Financial, Commercial and Management business cases for investment that encompasses a set of criteria which includes: The contribution the project makes towards the LEP s strategic objectives and priorities The level of job creation facilitated The impact of the project on the wider economy The ability to repay the loan finance provided with interest The achievement of value for money Proposals going forward will be considered by a LEP Board Member Investment Panel for investment decision. Website: Contact: 68

69 Let s Grow North and East Yorkshire Project Sponsor: York, North Yorkshire, East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership managed by BE Group Launch Date: Live Open for applications End Date: Target Audience: Geographic Coverage: East Riding of Yorkshire, York and North Yorkshire Let's Grow North & East Yorkshire provides grant support for capital investment projects that will create new, sustainable jobs in North Yorkshire, the City of York and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Grant support is available for business expansion and diversification and is designed to help firms to expand their operations or to set up new establishments in the region. Let's Grow is aimed towards manufacturing businesses and service sector businesses offering more than a local service. Grants are available to businesses of all sizes, with higher levels of support available to SMEs. The programme operates under strict State Aid rules, so non-smes will only be eligible by exception please speak to one of our advisers. The programme supports projects of 125,000 or more which will be completed by March Projects must meet the eligibility criteria of the programme and are also judged on their levels of impact and value for money. Grants of 25,000 to 1,000,000 are available and the levels of support we can offer range from 10% to 30% of the eligible project expenditure. The level of support offered in each case will be determined by factors including the location of the project, the type of expenditure involved, the size of the company and the level of job creation. To be successful, applications must: Create or safeguard sustainable jobs within the applicant company Offer good value for money in terms of value of grant per job created Make a clear case for needing grant support Have adequate private sector funding for the project Comply with State Aid regulations Application deadlines are as follows: Expression of Interest Full Application May competition 18 April May 2017 July competition 12 June June 2017 September competition 21 August September 2017 November competition 16 October November 2017 January 2018 competition 14 December January 2018 March 2018 competition 12 February February

70 Expression of Interest forms are available online at the link below. Completed forms should be returned by . An advisers will contact applicants and those whose Expressions of Interest are approved will be invited to submit a full application in line. Website: Contact: or 70

71 John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank & Lee Creamer Enterprise Club Project Sponsor: Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership Launch Date: Live End Date: N/A Target Audience: Young Entrepreneurs Geographic Coverage: Hull, East Riding and the towns of Malton, Norton on Derwent, Pickering in Ryedale and the town of Scarborough John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank The John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank is for young people aged up to 21. It offers grants of up to 1,000 for individuals or groups of young people who need finance to help make their idea happen. (More funding will be considered in exceptional circumstances). The idea should benefit other people or help the applicant develop an enterprising idea. The Youth Enterprise Bank (YEB) also offers practical help with developing business ideas. Lee Creamer Enterprise Club The club provides young people with a place to meet and exchange skills, make contacts, share experiences, receive support and encourage each other to work through their business ideas. All the young people who get involved in the Lee Creamer Youth Enterprise Club are also able to apply for a grant from the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank (if they are aged 21 and under) and get involved with the Making Changes for Careers Programme. The Club also delivers an enterprise programme for young people that are aged 16 to 29 who are not in employment and training or education and/or who are on benefits. Young people can find out about the Big 13 Enterprise Skills, have the opportunity to access a Test Marketing Grant of up to 250 to develop their business idea from the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank and access to a business mentor. Contact Kirsty Barr Tel: or They are also working in partnership with Hull City Council, the Hull Youth Support Trust and One Six One a charity dedicated to supporting young (18-30) aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups and unemployed people in Hull and the surrounding areas. Contact Mike Thompson Tel: or or Website: Contact: Lee Creamer Youth Enterprise Club contact - Michael Notarantonio on or Other contacts are listed above. 71

72 Future ESIF Calls for Projects The Humber LEP has developed an Implementation Plan which sets out our plans for future ESIF activities using the remaining Humber ESIF Allocation. This is published on the Humber LEP website All calls for projects will be published at You can register to receive alerts on the above gov.uk website to notify you when calls for projects go live. Technical Assistance Partnership The Technical Assistance Partnership is made up of number of organisations who work together in partnership across the Humber and North Yorkshire areas to promote the uptake of ESIF funding. The partnership is led by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and supported by four other local authorities, two universities, four colleges, and four companies limited by guarantee/charities. The TAP: Promotes the ESIF Programme (ERDF and ESF) to potential project deliverers (through events, website, publications) Provides information, advice, guidance and support to potential sponsors to help them apply for ERDF and ESF Hosts brokerage and partnership development seminars Runs training workshops on a wide range of topics The TAP can help potential applicants by: Discussing the eligibility of their project for ERDF or ESF funding Advising on the content of the Outline Application Providing guidance on technical topics (e.g. State Aid, procurement, publicity requirements, outputs) Delivering various workshops to explain the requirements of ERDF/ESF throughout the project life cycle It is highly recommended that you join the TAP database to be notified of relevant project calls, Website: Contact: or

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