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Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Here you can find out more about the potential funding streams available to help support businesses of all shapes and sizes in Daventry District.

Velocity grants

The Velocity Business Support Programme is a free business support service for local businesses. Velocity provides advice and guidance to ambitious small to medium-sized businesses that want to go further. In addition to free one-to-one advice from local business advisers, the service offers a business development grant of up to £10,000 and capital grants of up to £50,000.

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Daventry Town Centre Shopfront Improvement Grants

Daventry District Council is offering grants to businesses in Daventry town centre to help give their shops a makeover. Funding of up to £20,000, which must be matched by 50%, is available up to 31 October 2019.

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LEADER rural funding

LEADER is designed to support rural businesses to create jobs and support the rural economy. Offering grants for small and medium-sized rural businesses: farmers wishing to diversify; tourism projects; community groups; foresters and other rural enterprise.

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European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)

This growth programme is designed to support rural businesses to create jobs and support the rural economy. Projects must fit one of the themes: Food Processing, Business Development or Tourism Infrastructure/

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The Midlands Engine Investment Fund

MEIF is a collaboration between the government-owned British Business Bank and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships and provides commercially-focused finance to help SMEs start up and grow.

It combines £250m of funding from the UK Government, European Regional Development Fund, British Business Bank and European Investment Bank to help businesses in the region to scale-up and become a successful part of the government’s Midlands Engine vision.

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The Prince’s Countryside Fund

Applications are sought to support activity that results in a long-term positive impact on rural communities by helping the people that live and work in the countryside. Funding is available in funding rounds.

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The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund

The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund gives energy efficiency support, energy assessments and funding for small and medium-sized businesses. Up to £5,000 is available as a capital contribution towards your energy saving equipment purchase.

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Young people starting a business

The Prince’s Trust works with 18 to 30-year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality through their Enterprise programme. They offer training and mentoring support and access to funding and resources.

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