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How to win Grant Funding - Expert hints and tips
Tue 28 March 2017, 09:00 – 12:30 BST
Do you feel that it’s always someone else that secures grant funding? Do you know where to find grants? And are you deterred by the application process?
This event, hosted by Leicestershire Growth Hub in partnership with Oxford Innovation, will help you identify the correct funding for your business and help you to submit a competitive proposal. Key issues we will cover include:
- Who are “the funders” and what are they looking for?
- Capital and Revenue funding
- State Aid – what does it mean?
- Application process – top tips (and common mistakes)
- Financial projections – what are the funders looking for?
- Examples of some of the funds available today.
Who Should Attend?
This workshop is for SMEs, sole traders and business owners in Leicestershire who are interested in learning more about how to put together a successful application to grow your business through grant funding.
Registration is from 9.00am for a prompt start at 9.30am. Refreshments will be provided upon arrival.
Workshops Run By Experts
David Smith - Business Growth Director at Oxford Innovation
This workshop will be delivered by David Smith, Business Growth Director at Oxford Innovation. David has a wealth of experience, having managed grant programmes and supported businesses across the East Midlands to successfully secure funding over a number of years.
Oxford Innovation are the UK's largest operator of Innovation Centres, managing a total of 22 locations and supporting around 1000 businesses. Part of this network are the three Nottinghamshire Innovation Centres (Mansfield iCentre, Newark Beacon and Worksop Turbine) which are managed on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council.
LLEP Business Gateway
The Growth Hub for Leicester and Leicestershire, the LLEP Business Gatway is a ‘one-stop shop’ providing a signposting and referral service in the many forms of local and national business support services available across Leicester and Leicestershire.
The growth hub provides information on a range of business topics including: starting a business, growing a business, access to finance, hiring and training and premises and investing. Our service is impartial and free.