A Variety of New Funding Available for Growing Businesses

GROWING businesses can now benefit from a range of new support with the help of our How’s Business Growth Hub. How’s Business are working with a range of partners in our area to help business overcome problems and receive the correct support for their needs by introducing them to those that can help.

There are a variety of live and upcoming projects including funding for access to consultancy, buying specialist equipment, debt and equity finance and skills training for employees.

You can find a description of each and where to go to find out more below.


Product and Process Innovation (PAPI)
PAPI provides grants to help businesses buy the equipment and capital purchases they require to innovate and improve their products and processes. Find out more.


Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP)
MGP provides grants for businesses to access consultancy support in areas that they require help, including topics such as finance, marketing and research and development. Find out more.


Supporting Innovation in the Agri-Food Sector (SIAF)
SIAFs provides free access to workshops and events for Agri-food SMEs to share knowledge and build supply chain contacts. Businesses can also apply for vouchers redeemable against services, expertise and facilities at Fera technology centre to help bring products to market.
Find out more.


The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF)
NPHIF is providing funding for SMEs in the North of England to start up, scale up and stay ahead with funding for microfinance, debt and equity finance. Find out more.

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Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW)
SSW allows businesses to apply for fully funded training opportunities for staff and employees to help bridge skills gaps, up-skill employees and remain competitive. Find out more.

Higher Skills
If a business needs skill training to grow or remain competitive, Higher Skills can provide funding to cover the full cost of training staff in areas such as Maths and English.
Find out more.

You may also be interested in these other services:

The Yorkshire Apprenticeship Hub
A service providing 1 to 1 support for a business’s apprenticeship needs. Find out more.

The Department for International Trade
Support for businesses looking to export, providing expert advice and potentially export-specific funding. Find out more.

The Intellectual Property Office
Support to help businesses manage and use their intellectual property to its full potential. Find out more.

With a wide range of new funding opportunities for businesses available in our area, How’s Business invites you to explore these exciting options.

For further advice and support regarding each of these programs you can direct enquires to our growth hub by emailing [email protected]


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