Business Support

Business Support

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Business Support

Herts Growth Hub

Herts Growth Hub provides free, tailored support and advice to connect you with the right experts for your business needs. A dedicated team of expert business advisors can help you create a business strategy, access finance and funding, improve budgeting and cashflow, and become more agile and innovative.

Funding

Here’s our round up of the latest funding for businesses looking to innovate in green tech, collaborate with research institutes or adapt their operations to improve efficiency.

Low Carbon Innovation Fund II

A £22m+ fund that supports low carbon technologies and innovation. Investments will range from £25,000 up to £1 million for a variety of early and growth stage businesses making an impact on greenhouse gas reduction, through the development of technologies, products and services.

Clean Growth Fund

This £40m Fund invests in innovations that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or improve resource efficiencies across power, transport, industry, buildings, waste and water.

SHAKE

SHAKE helps entrepreneurs and start-ups who are combating climate change with science or tech-based ideas in the areas of agriculture and food production

SHAKE is now open for applications for Cohort 3.  Apply before midnight, 3rd May 2021 or if you wish to apply after the deadline, please contact info@shakeclimate.org to arrange.

Low Carbon Workspaces

This is an energy efficiency grant scheme for SMEs of up to £5K to help businesses upgrade equipment to cut carbon emissions.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership

KTP is a scheme that helps businesses to innovate and grow.  It does this by linking them with an academic or research organisation and a graduate.

KEEP+

This is a scheme designed to help businesses fund innovation-type projects in collaboration with knowledge bases. It is providing match funding for short projects (6-12 months).

Hertfordshire LEP SME Growth Loan Scheme

Loans of £200k – £500k available to established SMEs in Hertfordshire requiring finance to implement expansion activities that will deliver substantial growth (LEP funded).

Hertfordshire Business Expansion Grant Scheme

Grants of £10k – £100k to incentivise SME investment in capital equipment (ERDF and LEP funded, managed by the LEP and Hertfordshire County Council, with support from Hertfordshire Growth Hub and Finance South East).

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