Seeking business support, funding, grants or partnerships?

There are many opportunities to apply for funding in the form of grants, support and loans. These are open to a variety of businesses, innovators, entrepreneurs and institutions. DON’T MISS OUT! See below our helpful resource section that gives links to these opportunities. These are updated regularly so do keep checking in to our page for new calls.

Funding News: £8 million government boost for manufacturers across England to go digital. Support for small and medium sized enterprise (SMEs) to help them modernise, go digital and create new jobs. Apply Here

Funding News: Minerva Business Angel Network – Focusing on high growth tech companies. Looking to invest in innovative businesses or find out about raising funding for your business through the Minerva network? Get Investment Here

Grants

Business Innovation Guidance: what funding you can get and how to apply

Commercialising Quantum Technologies: CRD & Tech round 2 – UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £46.8 million for collaborative research and development or technology projects in quantum – Competition closes: Wednesday 28 April 2021 11:00am

Government backed Innovation Competitions

Research and Innovation (UKRI) is the national funding agency investing in science and research in the UK

Research and Innovation (UKRI) Funding Finder – Keep up to date with the very latest funds available

Research Professional Funding Database – Opportunities to gain access to every funding opportunity, from big multi-centre collaborative grants, to small travel grants and consultancy

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is committed in helping to facilitate the exchange of knowledge from academia into industry with a number of funding schemes available

Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI2) – UK – Grant programme focusing on improving health outcomes by speeding up the development of, and patient access to, innovative medicines

Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme – Grants, free energy audits and low carbon product development support for businesses

Princes Trust Enterprise Programme – Got a business in mind or want to explore an idea? From training and mentoring, support to funding and resources

Funding for COVID-19 research

Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN Network) are catalysts for innovation: improving health, driving down cost of care and stimulating economic growth

Community Recovery Innovation Challenge – Supporting innovation that helps our communities to bounce back

Horizon 2020 is the largest ever European funding programme for research and innovation

The National Lottery Community Fund gives grants to organisations in the UK to help improve their communities

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Coronavirus grants

Kick-start Scheme grants – If you’re an employer looking to create jobs placements for young people, you can apply for funding

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Demonstrators – EoI. For bold and ambitious demonstrator projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging

EUREKA Eurostars is the largest international funding programme for SMEs wishing to collaborate on R&D projects that create innovative products, processes or services for commercialisation

Innovation Vouchers – SMEs in need of a cash injection to drive innovation and growth could be eligible for up to £2,500 through the Innovation Vouchers scheme

Key Fund – Midlands and the North of England – Grants and loans, up to £300,000, for social enterprises in the North and the Midlands

Other Support Schemes

Government backed Knowledge Transfer Partnerships – improve your business’ competitiveness and productivity through funded partnerships with academics and researchers

Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands is an alliance of organisations active or interested in science and technology based innovation

Coventry & Warwickshire Growth Hub – Get impartial advice to grow your business

FSB – The Federation of Small Businesses is a UK business organisation helping small and medium-sized businesses achieve their ambitions

Inclusive Enterprise Programme – JumpStart – Personalised support to start a business, for residents in: Nuneaton and Bedworth, North Warwickshire, Rugby, Stratford-on-Avon or Warwick

Innovate UK EDGE – Bespoke support that grows and scales innovative businesses

West Midlands Combined Authority – We work collaboratively on many projects to deliver our vision of a more prosperous West Midlands

TDAP Wave 5 is open for Expressions of Interest – The APC Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) supports ambitious micro, small and medium-sized companies that are developing innovative automotive technology, products and services

Pitchfest – Investment readiness offering for UK SMEs to develop their investment proposition and get investment ready

Constructing Excellence West Midlands awards – A celebration of best practice in the West Midlands

Government Apprenticeship Funding – You can get help from the government to pay for apprenticeship training

Growing the social enterprise sector – West Midlands – Free coaching and expert business advice for pre-start and existing social enterprises in the West Midlands

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