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A selection of Grant funding schemes that are in operation across the Humber region

Growing the Humber
Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growing the Humber LGF programme is a £4m scheme to help grow businesses. Grants from £5K to £500K are available.

RDPE Growth Programme
Funding available for projects which create jobs and growth in the rural economy. Supporting Food Processing, Tourism Infrastructure and Business Development.

Innovation Growth Labs
Supporting randomised controlled trials(RCT) to find out what works to increase innovation, support high-growth entrepreneurship and accelerate business growth.

Access to work
This scheme provides grants to employers towards extra employment costs which result from an employee having a disability or long term physical or mental health condition.

Heritage Enterprise
Historic buildings are known to attract thriving businesses, and yet many of them lie vacant and derelict. With a Heritage Enterprise grant you can breathe new life into historic sites.

Innovate UK
Innovate UK provides funding and support tools to help businesses undertake technological research and development test out ideas and to innovate.

Apprenticeship Grant – Employer Incentive
This Employer Incentive (AGE 16 to 24) Programme is to help employers offer young people employment through the Apprenticeship programme.

John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank
For young people who live in Hull, East Riding aged up to and including 21 years old. It offers grants for young people who need finance to help make their idea happen.

Grants for Products and Process Innovation for the purchase of equipment which enables innovation.The programme is open to East Riding businesses.

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme
Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses to contribute to the installation cost of full fibre connection. Businesses can claim up to £3,000 against the cost of connection.

SME Leaders programme
Royal Academy of Engineering grant of up to £10,000 towards the cost of training courses to support leaders of high-growth engineering SMEs. 

Green Port Hull
A grant to support business in the renewable energy, green technology, engineering and low carbon sectors with investment projects that will increase skills and employment.

Enterprise Grants
£1000 grants for Humber businesses available for expenditure which improves how your business does things or improves your competitiveness.

CITB support and funding
CITB provide support and funding to help businesses improve skills, increase their competitiveness and respond to challenges such as reducing costs on site and recruitment.

Horizon 2020
Funding for research or innovation that’s ground breaking, improves European research standards or responds to challenges like advanced manufacturing, materials, IT.

Townscape Heritage
The Townscape Heritage programme helps communities regenerate deprived towns and cities across the UK by improving their built historic environment.

Key Fund
Key Fund provides grants and loans to social enterprises, and other organisations with a social mission, to help increase their economic and environmental impact.

University of Lincoln – Innovation
Providing SMEs with access to the University’s expertise, specialist equipment and facilities through a range of grant funding with values from £1k up to  £10k.

Growing Graduate Enterprise
Small Grants for North & North East Lincolnshire graduates who are looking to start and gow a business , support and mentoring also available.

Childcare Business Grants
This scheme is intended to reimburse you for the costs of setting up your childcare business. There are Grants of between £500 and £1000 available.

Enterprise Fellowships
Royal Academy of Engineering grant of up to £60,000 for innovative, creative entrepreneurial engineers looking to start a company.

Spark Fund
This European fund helps small to medium sized business to get their innovation or research projects off the ground through 3 match-funded schemes.

£3.8 million of Coastal Communities Funding to help deliver a number of projects in Cleethorpes to enhance key areas, provide new facilities and deliver events in the resort.

Rail Supply Growth Fund
Finance for the rail sector or for businesses that promote crossover products and services. The investment is expected to provide opportunities to the rail supply sector.

Grant For Enterprise – NBV
Grants to support growth of micro, small and medium-sized businesses in Lincolnshire. Grant applications can be made for capital and revenue projects

Manufacturing Growth Programme
A £9.2m ERDF funded programme, grant funding of up to 35% towards the cost of support of implementing plans for manufacturing projects. 

Shop Front Investment Grants
North Lincolnshire Council is offering businesses in the conservation areas of Barrow and Kirton in Lindsey up to £7,500 to help improve their shop fronts.

Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme
funding opportunities that provide non-repayable grants to independent European organisations in the film, television, new media and video game industries.

Let’s Grow
A £2 million LGF programme managed by the BE Group for capital investment projects that will create new, sustainable jobs in East Riding of Yorkshire.

Industrial Partnership Awards
Academic-led, responsive mode grants that have significant industrial involvement and industry partner(s) contributes in cash at least equivalent to 10% of the full project costs.

CLLD programme Scunthorpe
There is £2.2m of funding available for projects that will create jobs and economic growth in certain disadvantaged areas within Scunthorpe