UKSPF Business Support Programme

UK Shared Prosperity Fund Business Support Programme

 

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Updated 5 February 2024

 

New Digital Connectivity Project

Grant funding for digital connectivity projects in rural community building/spaces.

This project will support eligible West Cheshire community buildings/spaces with free installation of a 5G Ready Antenna and a pre-loaded sim-card to cover data usage for a period of 12 months. 

Please complete this expression of interest form to check if your community building/space is eligible.

 

The wider UKSPF Business Support Programme (Decarbonisation, Innovation, High Growth and Start & Micro projects) is now fully committed with current Expressions of Interest (EOI). We will open the programme again if we have any funding available after these have been addressed.

We will soon be launching our Year 3 UKSPF Business Support Programme and once available we will promote this through our weekly enewsletter, which you can register for here.

In the meantime there is still support available through:

  • West Cheshire Start up Club - delivered in partnership with West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce, offering this fully funded service to both members and non-members of the Chamber.

 

 

  • Business Tapas - whether you are just starting up, a seasoned entrepreneur or a large-scale business expand your knowledge through curated bite-sized, actionable business insights, all in one place.

 

  • Workshops - visit our events page for information about upcoming events.

 

  • Workspace project -  using a mix of existing workspace to encourage entrepreneurship activity and collaborative space, with wrap around business support, for start-up businesses and existing home-based businesses and home workers to develop and grow, and share good practice, knowledge and networking.

 

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. Visit UK Shared Prosperity Fund: prospectus for more information. 

Visit the Cheshire West and Chester Council website for information on the UKSPF Communities and Place, and People and Skills projects.

Learn about some of the businesses in the west Cheshire area

West Cheshire businesses

Learn about previously funded business support programmes and hear from businesses that have accessed the support.

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