One of the most common questions we get asked by businesses at the Growth Hub is:
"Where can I get information on current funding and procurement opportunities for my business?"There are many opportunities in the marketplace, but it's knowing where to look for them. For example the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership has agreed with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to provide co-funding to the European Social Fund (ESF) for new services from 2019. There will be a tender exercise to select the providers this summer in order for ESFA Transition Programme services to commence delivery in April 2019. The SWLEP is running an event on 31 August to provide more information and for potential providers to gain a better understanding of the local priorities. More information can be found here.
The Growth Hub publishes updates on the latest funding programmes designed to support the Swindon and Wiltshire local infrastructure and generate economic growth. The programmes in many cases are funded by Central Government or European Funding, secured through competitive bids, the Growth Hub also publishes information on private sector initiatives. If a business can't find the information it's looking for it can make a direct enquiry to the Growth Hub.