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£1000's of Grants Available for Essex Businesses

John Granneman 21 Apr 2018
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Institute of Directors Brings Grant Makers Together

Organisations with hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of grants to award are looking forward to meeting directors of Essex businesses at an event organised by the Essex branch of the Institute of Directors.

No matter the size, age or turnover of a business there is usually a project, a purchase, a research programme or a new venture which could benefit from an injection of cash. IoD Essex are providing directors the opportunity to speak with 10 organisations each of which has grants available to help businesses develop

The breakfast event, taking place at the Weston Homes Community Stadium in Colchester on Thursday 17 May will feature presentations from the following organisations:

University of Essex - offering Innovation Vouchers

KEEP+ - supporting SMEs to access knowledge and expertise through collaboration with the University

SEBB - providing ‘growth grants’ to local businesses, creating new jobs and ‘new to the firm’ products plus support for ‘pre-start’ companies and ‘start-up’ companies.

Get Exporting 2 - assistance to enable companies to begin selling overseas or to expand internationally.

Essex Growth Programme - a grant scheme is designed to support investment in capitalisable assets to stimulate growth, efficiency and, ideally, job creation.

South Essex College - funding and grants available to businesses to support in taking on a new apprentice or to up-skill existing staff.

LoCASE -grant funding and business support for businesses developing new Low Carbon products and services.

Nwes - business support for start-up and growing SMEs including competitively priced work-space solutions

SCORE - grant fund supporting SMEs that are developing new technologies.

BEST - general advice regarding grants available for your business

Each of the grant providers attending will be available to speak with business owners and directors to explain in more detail how they can help individual businesses. The event is open to IoD members and non-members and includes breakfast and refreshments.

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Media representatives are welcome to attend the event as guests of IoD Essex.

Contact for further comments or to arrange interviews:
Simone Robinson, Head of Regional Relationships – East of England, 
Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED

0203 006 2729 / 07734720327 /

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