Support Programmes

We list hundreds of business support programmes and initiatives including ways to unlock finance, access workspace and business mentoring.


Regulations & Compliance GOV.UK

GOV.UK is an excellent resource for finding information about government services as well as providing advice and guidance for being compliant.

Funding & Finance The British Business Bank

The British Business Bank is a Government-owned, independently-run development bank that helps growing businesses find the right finance options.

Invest in Swindon & Wiltshire Visitor Economy Wiltshire

This site offers a comprehensive guide to Wiltshire including accommodation, what's on and visitor attractions. Particularly useful for food and drin...

Funding & Finance Health & Life-Sciences Hub

The Health & Life Science Innovation Hub provides support directly to businesses in the health and life science sector across the SWLEP area.

People & Skills Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is a programme developed to upskill employees within SMEs in Swindon & Wiltshire.

Funding & Finance South West Loans Fund

Finance solutions for small and medium sized enterprises which cannot access sufficient funding from the banks.

Scaling up Local Manufacturing Advisory Programme

Supports established manufacturing SMEs in the South West to understand and develop their capability and capacity to improve and grow.

European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF)

SWLEP's ESIF programme will invest to help businesses compete and grow, and improve people's skills and employment prospects.

Funding & Finance LEADER Rural Development Programme

Six LEADER Local Action Groups (LAGs) cover all rural areas of Swindon & Wiltshire, making grant funding available to all rurally-based businesses.

People & Skills Women in Rural Enterprise

WiRE Networks (Women in Rural Enterprise) provides the opportunity to share knowledge, ideas, expertise and generate business growth through referrals...

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