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Funding & Support

Looking for funding or support to grow your business?

There is a wealth of support available for businesses looking to grow. From access to specialist business mentoring, assistance with international trade, purchase machinery, innovate and develop new products, our partner organisations can help.

We work closely with our partners to support businesses in Skelmersdale and West Lancashire. Below are a number of services offering support, guidance or funding:

Finance

Businesses operating B2B who are looking for finance can receive free and impartial advice from Access to Finance....

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund offers three different funding options designed to plug gaps in the provision of commercially available finance....

Rosebud Finance helps small and medium sized businesses in high growth sectors access fast, flexible loan and equity finance....

Grants

Growth Vouchers help small and medium sized businesses to grow by providing 50% of the total project cost in purchasing private sector expertise....

The Lancashire Manufacturing Growth Fund supports Lancashire manufacturing businesses, that operate B2B, with a grant of up to 30% of a total project cost....

The Let’s talk Apprentices Grant aims to support West Lancashire businesses to recruit local individuals aged 16 to 24 into an apprenticeship programme....

Development

You will be matched with a knowledgeable and experienced business mentor who will share their knowledge, experience and skills to help make effective decisions....

The Growth Support Programme provides credible, expert support ranging from one-to-one coaching to seminars and master classes for businesses that have been trading for less than 3 years....

The Innovation Clinic is a research and development programme for engineering and manufacturing businesses looking to develop a new tangible product....

Propel 2 Grow provides funding and support to businesses operating B2B to enable them to achieve their growth aspirations. ...

The Selling Made Easier Programme is aimed at managing directors who are interested in developing their sales strategy....

Learndirect will work with you to identify what your business needs, where your skills gaps are and create a tailored learning and development plan for your organisation....

A free business support programme, providing your business with a university student or graduate to work on a project for up to 140 hours....

Other Support

Innovate UK work with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy, funding the strongest opportunities....