Northern Devon Funding & Support

Business growth often requires investment and support. Listed here are several opportunities currently available to businesses wishing to grow in North Devon or Torridge.

For more information regarding funding or support opportunities please complete and submit the ‘contact us’ form.

Plymouth University & Western Morning News Growth Fund

Funding to pay for a range of things from purchasing capital equipment and specialist software, and improving business premises, to recruiting skilled employees who have the potential to transform a business – such as software developers or engineers. It cannot be used to fund working capital or speculative property development. For further information please click here.

Growth Acceleration and Investment Network (GAIN)

GAIN provides companies with access to new business services and growth opportunities, finance and investment, and world-class knowledge and research facilities and equipment. It also offers businesses a route to become part of local and global partnerships, and gives them visibility and exposure to international markets. GAIN provides entrepreneurs with advice and support on turning ideas into commercial propositions, as well as technical facilities and know-how, incubation and start-up support and access to new networks and investors. For further information please click here.

Regen South West

Regen SW is a leading centre of sustainable energy expertise and pioneering project delivery. We enable business, local authorities, community groups and other organisations to deliver renewable energy and energy efficiency and build a prosperous low-carbon economy in the south west of England.

Research and Development

The Technology Strategy Board is offering funding to SMEs to engage in Research & Development projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and services could emerge. The Grant for R & D scheme will support SMEs carrying out R & D which offers potentially significant rewards and that could stimulate UK economic growth.

For further information please click here.

Innovation Vouchers

Innovation Vouchers are designed to encourage businesses to look outside their current network for new knowledge that can help them to grow and develop.Start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses from across the UK can apply for an Innovation Voucher.

A grant of up to £5000 is available to businesses to work with a supplier for the first time and is used to pay for knowledge or technology transfer from that supplier. For further information please click here.

Grads for Growth

The programme is aimed at SMEs in the South West with innovative ideas for the future of their business that will add value, improving competitiveness and profitability. We will help you identify an innovation project and help recruit an ambitious graduate to deliver this project, supported by expert mentors and a dedicated Business Development team. For further information please click here.

Rural Economy Grant

The Rural Economy Grant (REG) provides grants to enable a significant ‘game-changing’, transformational performance in farm, forestry, tourism, agri-food businesses and micro businesses in rural areas in England.