Funding and Finance

Understanding and accessing finance and growth funds

Knowledge

Roads for the Future - Funding
A share of up to £200,000 is available for ideas to change road design to maximise the benefits of connected and autonomous vehicles.
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Business Finance Terminology - Glossary
When dealing with your accountant or bank the language used can sometimes sound unfamiliar, even to the most experienced business person. The followi...
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SME growth grants
Are you running a business in Swindon or Wiltshire and need help to grow? With an SME growth grant of between £2,000 and £10,000 you can kick start y...
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Overview of available European Funding
​Various European funding networks offer financial support for businesses of all types.
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Finance support information index
A bank loan is not the only way that you can raise money to fund your business. A quick overview of available options is a good place to start.

Resources

Visit Britain: Discover England Fund

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£40million funding for tourism projects that support sector growth. Open until 2019.

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Green Key

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Voluntary Eco-label award scheme – quality standard for environmental responsibility and sustainable operation. Available to hospitality businesses globally.

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Countryside Productivity Scheme

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£40 million new funding announced by Defra in November 2017. Minimum £35,000 grants for: Water resource management and reservoirs, Improving forestry productivity, Adding value to Agri-food, Improving farm productivity.

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RDPE LEADER Programme

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Visit Wiltshire currently discussing combined bid for Great West Way with Vale Action/Plain Action/North Wessex Downs LAGs.

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Heritage Enterprise Grants

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£100k-£5 million grants to repair and regenerate neglected buildings for new uses.

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Growing Places Infrastructure Fund

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Currently closed. Provides loans for infrastructure projects that will create jobs or new homes.

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RDPE Rural Growth Programme

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Three types of capital grants available in Swindon and Wiltshire: Tourism Infrastructure, Food & Drink Processing, Business Development. Capital Grants from £35,000 – approximately £170,000. Generally up to 40% intervention rate (higher for non-profit businesses).

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Grants for the Arts Libraries Fund

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Grants from £1000 - £100,000, open to local libraries for arts and performance activity

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News

Creative Industries Sector Deal published
A Cultural Development Fund will also be launched for cities and towns to bid for a share of £20 mil...
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£8m Loan Fund for Business Growth in Swindon & Wil...
Businesses invited to make applications up to around £2m in support of capital projects that help st...
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Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: tell InnovateU...
The aim of this call is to identify the third wave of industry-led challenges in the Industrial Stra...
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£60m farming productivity fund launched at Dairy-T...
A new £60m grants scheme to buy new farm equipment has been announced by Farming Minister George Eus...
British Business Bank support for Carillion suppli...
The government-owned British Business Bank will provide up to £100m in funding for loans to small bu...
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Carillion Compulsory Liquidation - Advice sources ...
Carillion have filed for compulsory liquidation, an Official Receiver has been appointed and conting...

Events

Writing Better Funding Applications - a workshop for voluntary sector

Devizes
Sandcliff House, 21 Northgate Street

Writing Better Funding Applications - a workshop for voluntary sector

Wiltshire Community Foundation

Understand what funders are looking for and how to write more successful grant applications.

An interactive session for trustees, staff and volunteers of Wiltshire and Swindon voluntary groups.


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