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NEAA Funding Masterclass

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Loftus House

Colima Avenue

Sunderland

SR5 3XB

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Your Step-by-Step Guide to Funding

The Funding Masterclass will offer a practical example of a major funded project, with a step-by-step guide to applying for funding and bid writing.

Covering the whole funding process from the various funding streams and how to spot funding calls, to completing the forms and providing technical input, through to finding partners and investors, as well as de-risking investment.


Agenda:

AM Session - How to Access Funding

  • 8.30 – Breakfast and Networking
  • 9.00 – Introduction: Why Seek Funding - Simon Elliott, NEAA
  • 9.10 – Overview of Funding Streams - Colin Herron, MD, Zero Carbon Futures
  • 9.30 – Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for Funding - Colin Herron, MD, Zero Carbon Futures
      • How to spot calls
      • Eligibility and grant rates
      • How to get a consortium if required
      • Gateway questions and scope
      • What do the forms look like
      • Timing plans and risk analysis
      • Environment & CO2
      • The economic argument & VFM
      • Q&A
  • 10.45 – Coffee Break
  • 11.00 – Session 2
    • Interviews
    • The must have team
    • Estimates on time and cost to write a bid
    • Grant offer & acceptance
    • Monitoring requirements
  • 12.30 – Case Study - Stephen Irish, MD, Hyperdrive Innovation
  • 13.00 – Q&A
  • 13.15 – Lunch and Networking

PM Session – Current Funding Opportunities

  • 14.00 – Public Sector - Current Calls
    • Innovate UK – Dean Cook, Regional Manager, Innovate UK
    • APC - Ruth Dixon, APC Portfolio Manager, APC
    • ERDF: Growth Hub - Colin Bell, NELEP
  • 15.30 – Private Sector
    • Banks - Richard McEvoy, Area Director, Lloyds Bank
    • Investors - Simon Green, Director, Innovation SuperNetwork
  • 16.00 – Q&A
  • 16.30 – Close

*If demand is high, the NEAA reserves the right to limit places to one per company and/ or to most relevant companies.

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