It is a challenging time for businesses and now more than ever, businesses need access to financial support to help with some of their costs. We want to support business owners by putting more than £1.2m into pockets through three grant schemes that are currently available and soon to launch.

Go Create Grants

Go-Create grants are offered as part of the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) programme, with a maximum 50% grant rate for revenue expenditure (and a minimum 50% co-investment required by the applicant business).

Go-Create grants are available on a competitive basis from £5,000 to £50,000 and are available to eligible SMEs to help fund their innovative projects, such as developing prototypes and concepts to assist with early-stage development work or to promote the use of innovation to bring new products, processes or services to the market.

More details, including previous webinars, can be found here.

Bidders are invited to quote for the provision for a term of 7 months (to 30th April 2023), anticipated to commence on 10th October 2022.
Download and read our guidance document below for full details.

Visitor Economy Grant Scheme

The OxLEP Business-led Visitor Economy Grant Scheme is a part of a wider OxLEP Visitor Economy Renaissance Programme, which is being supported through funding secured by OxLEP via the government’s Contain Outbreak Management Fund.

The programme aims to back the sector’s ongoing re-emergence from Covid-19 through a variety of positive interventions, with the new grant scheme providing funds to eligible businesses, with revenue and capital grants ranging from £5,000 to £24,999 per business.

Grants are available to Oxfordshire based businesses, with a primary function in one of the following sectors – tourism, culture, arts, heritage, leisure, events or hospitality.

Get more info on the grant scheme here.

Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Grant Scheme

There are at least 400 Apprenticeship vacancies in Oxfordshire, providing opportunities to develop skills and a future in a wide range of careers. However, many Oxfordshire businesses struggle to fill their Apprenticeship opportunities.

That’s why we’ve created the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Grant scheme, with the aim to help remove barriers for residents to take up an Apprenticeship.

The grant scheme is open now for applications from eligible businesses. Applications are encouraged before the phase 1 deadline of 30th September 2022. It is anticipated that the majority of the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Grants will be in the range of £1,000 to £1,500, however under certain circumstances grants of up to £3,000 are available.

Find out more.

Business Support Tool

Unsure as to whether we’ve got a grant for you? In search of more general or 1:1 business support?

Use our Business Support Tool – the fast, free diagnostic service for all Oxfordshire businesses, to help decipher the business support landscape and discover what support could be out there for your business.

Business Support Tool

Go to the Business Support Tool to receive your own bespoke Business Support Action Plan.

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