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Available funding

If you're based in the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding area, there is a wealth of support that you can access: from capital and revenue grants to skills training and consultancy. Here's an overview of the main programmes that are currently available, but if you are considering accessing funding, we strongly suggest you get in touch with our team to discuss your plans.

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Manufacturing Growth Programme

Want a helping hand? If in doubt, sometimes the best solution is to ask an expert. This 35% grant will help you find consultancy support that can cover a range of topics, such as finance, marketing, R&D and much more.

Product and Process Innovation

Need to test a great idea? This 40% grant for equipment and capital purchases can help enable innovation in your business and improve the process of your products.

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

Struggling to get a traditional loan? Getting banks on your side can be difficult and it's not the end of the world if they won't lend to you. This fund could support you on a range of challenges, e.g. exporting, taking on more staff, all through debt and equity loans.

Skills Support for the Workforce

As your business grows and changes, your staff will require additional knowledge and training to remain productive. This fully funded training opportunity ensures that you can develop your employees alongside your business.

Digital Advantage

The use of digital technologies is unavoidable in business, and this 40% grant funds consultants to enhance the digital capacity of your business to ensure you don't get left behind. PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this funding are currently closed, likely to re-open in 2020.

Exporting for Growth

Looking to export? Whether you're a first time exporter or looking to grow, the Department for International Trade are offering grants of up to £2,000 - larger grants may even be available depending on the project. This could help you to access a new market and increase your customers.


SparkFund is an innovation support and grants programme that will help you to improve or develop exciting new products, services or processes.


AD:VENTURE offers a comprehensive and innovative mix of tailored business support to boost growth and develop businesses in their early years. They offer a wide range of support, including a full business start-up programme, one-to-one support, workshops, specialist advice and sectoral support, business incubation space and services, funding advice, and much more.

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