Funding

Funding

This page contains information about organisations that can help with access to finance and/or provide funding for different aspects of business growth.

Finance Yorkshire

Finance Yorkshire offers seedcorn finance, business loans and equity-linked finance from £15,000 to £2 million for businesses in or relocating to the Yorkshire and the Humber region.
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Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the largest ever EU Research and Innovation funding programme with an available budget of €79bn. With the emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges, Horizon 2020's goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.

Horizon 2020 is open to everyone, with a simpler structure than previous programmes - reducing red tape and time so that participants can focus on what is really important. This approach helps new projects to get off the ground quickly – and achieve results faster. Thanks to its healthy budget Horizon 2020 offers UK businesses and researchers important opportunities to find finance, networks and partnerships for innovation.
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Sheffield Enterprise Zone

Sheffield City Region Enterprise Zone helps businesses to set up, grow and prosper. It’s one of the reasons so many advanced engineering and technology firms choose to move here – and then stay for the long term. Whether you need assistance with finding the right premises or recruiting skilled people, accessing local knowledge or international connections, tapping into sources of funding or advice, we have the expertise and support networks right here to help your business thrive.
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UK Steel Enterprise

UK Steel Enterprise Ltd (UKSE) is the wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Steel tasked with the responsibility of helping the economic regeneration of communities affected by changes in the steel industry. It works in steel areas across the UK assisting job and wealth creation by supporting small and medium enterprises with finance and premises.Our objective is to make it as simple as possible for new and growing businesses to access the right finance to realise their ambitions.
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The National Metals Technology Centre

NAMTEC has recently secured ERDF funding supporting regional companies. Part of this funding will provide a new source of financial support to companies to undertake research and development. The fund will provide companies with up to 75% funding for suitable short term, high impact projects which lead to benefits in jobs and profits. All projects will be considered; however, we are mainly looking towards projects with a value of £5,000 to £20,000.
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