A Shropshire start-up which aims to use cutting-edge technologies to help farmers improve crop yields has raised £250,000 from the MEIF Proof of Concept & Early Stage Fund, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). The funding will allow Earth Rover to launch its first product, a ‘crop scouting’ system which […]
Rural businesses in The Marches are being invited to apply for up to at least £175,000 in EU grant funding for projects which help grow the regional economy and create new jobs. DEFRA‘s Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme provides grants for rural business development, food processing businesses and those involved in rural tourism infrastructure. […]
Projects which will promote economic growth and create jobs across the Marches could benefit from a share of £8 million of European funding.
£140,000 manufacturing support boost generates 78 jobs in the Marches Nearly 80 new jobs have been created at small to medium-sized manufacturers across the Marches thanks to dedicated support designed to boost performance and help them increase sales.
A new European Social Fund bidding round is due to be announced which will make around £15m ESF funding available to invest in employment and skills and social inclusion in the Marches LEP area.
The British Business Bank and the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership are to host a regional briefing in Telford next week for businesses on a new £250m funding pot available for SMEs. Details of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), which includes start-up loans, proof of concept funding, debt and equity finance, will be revealed at […]
The launch of a new £1.9 million initiative at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) which will support Shropshire businesses was celebrated this week.
Funding streams worth £3.5m to boost the tourism and the food processing industries in the Marches have been announced.
A new £33m funding scheme has launched for small and medium-sized businesses in the Marches. Grants of between £10,000 and £200,000 are available for small and medium-sized businesses in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin from four new funding programmes. They are the Business Development Programme, the Business Innovation Programme, the Green Bridge Supply Chain […]