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£1 billion investment into the Artificial Intelligence sector

Growing your business
More than 50 leading businesses and organisations have contributed to the development of a £1 billion deal to put the nation at the forefront of the...

British Business Bank Launches £500m Managed Funds Programme to Increase Finance Options for UK Firms

Funding a business
First announced by the Chancellor in the 2017 Autumn Budget, the £500 million Managed Funds Programme (MFP), provided by British Business Investments...

£1 million in funding announced to revive heritage assets

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The Coastal Revival Fund will support projects to help revive heritage assets that are important to local communities but have not yet reached their...

OFSI launches import/export FAQs

Exporting
Sanctions come in different shapes and size – financial sanctions, trade sanctions, arms embargoes and sectoral sanctions. It can be difficult to...

Chafea Consumer Programme – 2018 Operating Grants Call Open

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The Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency’s (Chafea), Consumer Programme aims to help EU citizens to fully enjoy their rights...

National Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme to kick-start a full fibre future

Other
Hundreds of businesses and residents across Essex can now access an ultrafast boost in their broadband connection with the help of a new scheme...

FREE Maths & English courses for your staff.

Employment and Skills
Good maths & English skills are important for every member of your workforce. Staff who are confident in their abilities make for a more...

Briefing dates announced for £10m Open Innovation Loans competition

Growing your business
Innovate UK is to offer up to £10 million in loans to SMEs for innovative late stage R&D projects. Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network...

Colchester working with Government to boost business connectivity with £3,000 connection vouchers

Funding a business | Growing your business
Businesses in Colchester are now able to take advantage of a new Government scheme making vouchers of up to £3,000 available to pay for the...

Research and Innovation Calls Open in the South East (ESIF)

Funding a business | Growing your business | Other
A Research and Innovation call for proposals has been launched under the European Regional Development Fund stream. Grants are available to run a...

The Water Environment Grant Scheme

Funding a business | Growing your business
The Water Environment Grant Scheme is part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). The scheme will provide £9 million in funding...

Free membership to Social Enterprise UK

Other
Social Enterprise UK is a membership body for social enterprises. They are the leading global authority on social enterprise and the biggest network...

Launch Your Career With ACL during National Apprenticeship Week 2018

Employment and Skills | Other
The 11th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2018) will run from 5 to 9 March 2018. Pop along to one of our open events to see how ACL can support...

Game-changing ideas for products and services: apply for funding

Funding a business | Growing your business
Businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million to develop novel products and services, or a further £10 million to work on projects...

£30 million investment in revolutionary V2G technologies

Growing your business | Other
New technology which will unlock the potential for electric vehicles to help power people’s homes is being boosted by almost £30 million in...
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