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1 Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) Grants 1,000-5,000 Marches Grads for Business Up to 10,000 Redundant Building Grants 3, ,000 Eureka Moment Free Business Reviews, Revenue Grants 2k- 10k Metnet Marches Environmental Technology Network Grants 1,000 Marches Business Support project Business clinics and workshops New Enterprise Allowance Support and money to set up a new business for recipients of qualifying benefits. Prince s Trust The Prince s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME) Start-up Britain Grants, Loans and Incentives in Shropshire Capital grants of 50% of eligible costs for Start-up and Existing Businesses. Tel: Business & Enterprise Team on Limited funds available. Funding to create a graduate placement that will assist and support the business to grow and develop. If successful, you will receive 45% of the cost towards the graduate placement as well as free recruitment. Limited funds available. Tel: Capital grants of up to 30% of eligible project costs to convert or refurbish redundant buildings. Projects must create new and sustainable job opportunities. Tel: Caroline Cattle on Free business briefings and consultancy for businesses looking at innovative solutions including implementing new processes, products or entering new markets. Free consultancy support is available from project partners and the opportunity to apply for revenue grants from 2,000 to 10,000 to implement identified actions. ERDF restrictions apply to business sectors. Business & Enterprise Team on Limited funds available. Website: Grants are available for small to medium sized environmental businesses that need expertise to improve their business performance. Revenue grants of 1,000 towards activity where the total value is equal to or exceeds 2,000. Website: Flexible programme of free business support the Start Up- Shape-Up programme is available during the early stages of their business to individuals and businesses trading with other businesses. To check that you are eligible and to book your place contact Website: Up to 12 weeks of mentoring support to help complete a full business plan followed by 26 weeks of financial support on start up. A weekly payment of 65 will be made for the first 13 weeks and 33 paid for the second 13 weeks. A loan of up to 3,000 is available to support business start-up. Tel: Jobcentre Plus on Website: For yrs olds, 500 grants for Education and Training, and loans of up to 4,000, mentoring is available. Tel: Website: Supports business creation by the over 50s that are unemployed or facing redundancy. Offers training courses, networking events, business clubs and workshops on self-employment and running your own business. Tel: Website: Young Britain offers start up loans to applicants over 18 of between 500 and 7,500 at 6%apr interest repayable over a maximum of 5 years. They help with business plan preparation and the loan application and once approved, every successful loan recipient receives a mentor for a minimum of 12 months and is supported by workshops, networking events and 2nd stage funding options. Tel: Website:

2 Marches Skills support for the Workforce Free training Women & Broadband Challenge Free training Optimising Business Broadband GrowthAccelerator Business Innovation Programme (BIP) 10,000-30,000 Skills development courses are delivered by established colleges and training providers and are free to employees of SME in Herefordshire and Shropshire. Tel: The Government Superfast Broadband Challenge is supporting women in business, with a programme of conferences, workshops and mentoring for women-led businesses and potential female entrepreneurs across Staffordshire and Shropshire. The events are free and open to all women living or working within the Shropshire Council area. Website: The project aims to help businesses increase their competiveness through the use of advanced information and communication technologies to improve performance, open new markets and increase resilience. Free local and key note speaker events, workshops, one-to-one support and advice is available. Website: Helps businesses to identify the critical steps needed to achieve their next phase of growth - rapidly and sustainably. Includes access to up to 2,000 of match funding for senior managers to hone their leadership and management skills. Tel: Samantha Shaw on Website: BIP offers grant based financial assistance to support SMEs across the Midlands that have been trading for at least 6 months and are ready to invest in innovative production processes. This must lead to new products, which are 'close to market'. Grants are equivalent to 49.25% of eligible project costs and there is a requirement to create and safeguard jobs that are sustainable for at least 1 year. Applications should incorporate a combination of one or more of the following:- Capital expenditure New product development New Marketing Development Business innovation mentoring Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme Across West Midlands ERDF grant support of 10,000 to 100,000 Regional Growth Fund grant support of 100,000 to 1 million Website: Up to 50% of eligible costs can be claimed for the following projects: The purchase of capital equipment Improvements in systems or processes Relocation and expansion into new premises New product development New market development Development of management and staff capability to support the project Financial assistance to support new* and existing SME supply chain companies that are operating within the green sector or seeking to diversify into the sector. There is a requirement to create and safeguard jobs that are sustainable for at least 1 year. *Only a small number of new businesses will be supported. Financial assistance to support existing** SME supply chain companies that are operating within the green sector or seeking to diversify into the sector. There is a requirement to create and safeguard jobs that are sustainable for at least 3 years. **Businesses must have been trading for at least 6 months. Further details on website: and respectively. Both funds are closed. to go on a waiting list.

3 Growth Vouchers Small Business Charter Growth Vouchers Shropshire Council Business Investment Fund 5, ,000 Shropshire and Worcestershire Business Loan Fund 5,000-50,000 Fair Share Credit Union Ltd Apprenticeships 1,500 payments + Training costs National Insurance From 6 April 2014: 2000 Employment Allowance Businesses are randomly chosen to get a voucher for 50% (up to 2,000) of the cost of specialist advice on one of the following strategic business advice areas. Finance & cash flow Recruiting and developing staff Improving leadership and management skills Marketing, attracting and keeping customers Making the most of digital technology Website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-growth-vouchers This scheme is being delivered by leading business schools, offering a full programme of strategic advice and high quality leadership and management training to help you grow your business. All eligible applicants will attend a free half day growth diagnostic workshop. Businesses are randomly chosen to get a voucher for 50% (up to 2,000) take part in a series of half-day workshops: Cash flow and general financial management Marketing strategies for small businesses Managing People - HR Strategies for a growing small business Raising the finance for growth Businesses with less than 20 employees that have been trading for at least a year are eligible to apply. Tel: Website: Alternative business investment for businesses in the Shropshire area that have encountered difficulties in securing loan finance via traditional sources. Business loans from 5,000 to 150,000 with flexible terms. Tel: Barry Jones on Website: Alternative business investment for established SMEs, new business start-ups and social enterprises that have encountered difficulties in securing loan finance via traditional sources. Business loans from 5,000 to 50,000. Tel: Barry Jones on Website: Small business loans available to businesses and community groups based in Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin. Loans available from 1,000 to 15,000 to be repaid over a maximum of 5 years. Competitive, fixed rates ranging between 1% and 2% per month on the reducing balance. Businesses must have been trading successfully for at least 18 months. Tel: Website: Government covers 100 % of training costs for year olds and 50% of training costs for year olds. In addition the business receives a 1,500 payment as an incentive to take on an apprentice. Website: Eligible businesses and charities (including Community Amateur Sports Clubs) are entitled to offset up to 2,000 against their employer Class 1 secondary NICs liability on employees and directors earnings. Website: From 6 April 2015: Abolition of employer Class 1 secondary NICs for the under 21s From 6 April 2015 every employer will no longer be required to pay employer Class 1 secondary NICS on earnings up to the upper earning limit (UEL) for employees under 21. Website:

4 Incubate for Export Help for exporters Training and support Passport to Export (P2E) Gateway to Global Growth (G3) Medium-Sized Business Programme (MSB) Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) Export Marketing Research Scheme (EMRS) Export Communications Review (ECR) High Value Opportunities (HVO) Master Classes Half day interactive workshops involving group exercises, individual company self-assessment, real life case studies, follow up and mentoring support, where appropriate and subject to availability. Aimed at companies with no export experience to assess if international trade offers a realistic growth opportunity. Website: Details of UK Trade & Investment's (UKTI) services and help available for UK companies looking to or already exporting may be found in this collection. An outline of some of the major initiatives follows. A free 12 month programme of tailored support for SMEs delivered by local UKTI trade experts that provides new or inexperienced exporters with training, planning and support to grow their business overseas. A free 12 month programme of guidance and tailored support delivered by UKTI trade adviser to help SMEs with 2 to 10 years exporting experience to expand into new markets and grow their business overseas. Support is delivered by local UKTI trade experts to businesses with turnover of 25m- 500m. Helps businesses to assess their export capability and get started in international trade, or develop existing export operations further. Grants for eligible SMEs to attend tradeshows must be matched by the business s own expenditure on direct exhibiting or direct conference costs where the purpose of attending is to promote the business. Advice on how to carry out marketing research, to help businesses to decide whether to export to a new market and how best to deliver products and services. Up to 50% funding for marketing research projects is available to SMEs with products and services that have a proven track record of at least two years and want to research a specific market for these products and services. An ECR will help businesses to develop an international communications strategy to help overcome language and cultural barriers. Written, spoken, and digital communications with export markets are considered, and the review will focus on a certain market or certain export activities. A programme to identify large scale overseas procurement opportunities. A series of in-depth training courses covering highly relevant topics for both new and experienced exports. Speak to one of the International Trade Advisers on Website: Cobra Business Business Opportunity Profiles (BOPs) 100 s of business start up profiles Database Business Information Factsheets (BIFs) covering 100 s of business subjects Free advice for micro-business owners, small firms and business start ups. Tel: Business & Enterprise Team on

5 National Tooling Funding Programme The 24m Tooling Funding Programme has been created to help toolmakers and component manufacturers fund the design, development and manufacture of tooling or the expansion of tooling capacity. It is open to manufacturing companies seeking a loan of 50,000 to 1m. Key requirements for applicants are as follows: That they have had difficulty in securing the required level of funding. That the final manufacture of the tooling and components will be located in England. That new jobs will be created and or safeguarded by the toolmaker and component manufacturer. Supported by confirmed tooling order(s). Tel: Website:

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