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overview / who this would interest
Heritage Trade Up Programme
2021/22 programme will support 52 organisations based and working in the UK
- Free learning online programme made up of 8 learning days, 4
half day Action Learning Sets, and 4 webinars spread between October
2021 and June 2022.
- A £10,000 Match Trading grant which will support the
recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
9th April 1pm
The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and the National
Heritage Lottery Fund have joined together to create the new Heritage Trade
The fully funded programme will offer eight months of capacity
building support for a broad range of heritage sector organisations from
across the UK. Participants will develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes
to develop enterprise models and deepen social and/or environmental impact.
The programme is designed for people who are leading a heritage
organisation or trading project. They should have responsibility for the
trading activity and be able to shape it and make strategic decisions.
Funding | Standard Life Foundation
no minimum or maximum size of grant, but typically grants range between
£10,000 and £200,000, with most being between £50,000 and £120,000 in total.
3rd June 2021
The funding is intended for strategic work, including policy
work, campaigning and research, which has the potential to improve ﬁnancial
wellbeing at a national scale. The Foundation is interested in funding
projects that examine and promote measures to:
incomes for those on low-to-middle incomes.
people have an adequate safety net, building savings and assets.
the cost of living, making sure those on lower incomes are not paying
issues related to spending and borrowing, particularly where it becomes
IUK – ISCF Digital Security by Design
26th May 11am
UK registered businesses can apply for a funding to collaborate
with others, including research organisations, on market demonstrator
projects showcasing the use and adoption of digital security by design
technologies. The Digital
Security by Design (DSbD) ISCF challenge aims to radically update the
foundation of the UK’s insecure digital computing infrastructure by creating
a new, more secure hardware and software ‘ecosystem’.
Institute of Historical Research –
£500 per event
26th March 2021
the Institute of Historical Research has an open call for history
project events in universities, museums, archives, galleries,
publishers, subject associations, societies, libraries, local community
groups and more. They are particularly looking for collaborative projects and
ones that encourage diversity and inclusion.
Lankelly Chase | News and Media Fund
22nd March for the EOI
A new £250,000 fund is inviting expressions of interest from
individuals working within the UK’s journalism sector to develop projects and
collaborations that explore what it means to reimagine and renew parts of the
news and media system.
Grants of up to £30,000 are available, through which the fund is
seeking to resource a group of partners over a period of approximately eight
Postcode Lottery Green
Challenge for Entrepreneurs
a total of €1 million in combined prize money available for the five best
start-ups. The winner will receive €500,000 to further develop the product or
service, and to bring it to market. The runner-up will receive €200,000 and
the three other finalists receive €100,000 each.
15th April 2021
The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is a contest rewarding
inventions that successfully combine sustainability, entrepreneurship and
creativity. The jury looks for products and services that contribute to an eco-friendly
lifestyle, directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and score highly on
convenience, quality and design.
The competition aims to elicit promising, creative ideas that
will encourage and aid the invention of new green products and services and combat
CO2 emissions, and which can be put on the market quickly.
Would-be entrepreneurs aged 18 years or older with a
well-thought-out idea are invited to participate in the Challenge, which is
open in Great Britain, Germany, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
Launchpad Innovation Awards
winners benefits include:
access to Amazon Launchpad for a year.
featured Seller Spotlight placement on the Amazon Launchpad Awards
landing page for a min of one month.
Startup of the Year will also win an extra €90,000 on top of the grant
package, giving them a total of €100,000 (approximately £85,000).
28th March 2021
Amazon Launchpad’s Innovation Awards are a new annual programme
that rewards five start-ups with a grant package and free access to Amazon
Launchpad for a year.
Entries will be accepted from businesses meeting all the
- The business is registered in the
UK, Switzerland, or an EEA country.
- The business is selling a physical
product to consumers.
- The business is the brand owner of
the product entered.
- The business has fewer than 50
employees and a total annual turnover of less than €10 million
(approximately £8.5 million).
- The business has been operating
for less than 10 years.
Please find below a summary of the main financial initiatives
announced in Budget 2021
- The Coronavirus Job Retention
‘Furlough’ scheme has been extended until the end of September.
Employers will be expected to pay 10% towards the hours their staff do
not work in July, increasing to 20% in August and September, as the
- There will be an extension of the
UK-wide Self Employment Income Support scheme to September, with 600,000
more people who filed a tax return in 2019-20 now able to claim for the
first time. The fifth and final grant will open from late July.
- £5 billion for new Restart Grants
from April – a one off cash grant of up to £18,000 for hospitality,
accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses in England.
This takes direct government grant support for businesses over the
pandemic to £25 billion.
- A new UK-wide Recovery Loan Scheme
to make available loans between £25,001 and £10 million, and asset and
invoice finance between £1,000 and £10 million, to help businesses of all
sizes through the next stage of recovery.
- Extension of the Film & TV
Production Restart scheme in the UK, coupled with an additional £300
million to support theatres, museums and other cultural organisations in
England through the Culture Recovery Fund.
- Extension to the VAT cut to 5% for
hospitality, accommodation and attractions across the UK until the end
of September, followed by a 12.5% rate for a further six months until 31
- The business rates holiday for
retail, hospitality and leisure sectors in England will continue until
end of June. It will then be discounted for the remainder of the year by
- Extension of the apprenticeship
hiring incentive in England to September 2021 and an increase of
payments to £3,000 per hire.
- £7 million for a new ‘flexi-job’
apprenticeship programme in England, that will enable apprentices to
work with a number of employers in one sector.
- An additional £126 million for
40,000 more traineeships in England, funding high quality work
placements and training for 16-24 year olds in 2021/22 academic year.
- Small and medium-sized employers
in the UK will continue to be able to reclaim up to two weeks’ of
eligible Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) costs per employee from the
- A £375 million UK-wide ‘Future
Fund: Breakthrough’ will invest in highly innovative companies such as
those working in life sciences, quantum computing, or clean tech, that
are aiming to raise at least £20 million of funding.
- A new Help to Grow scheme will
offer up to 130,000 companies across the UK a digital and management
boost with the Government contributing 90% of the costs. The scheme will
offer free training and a 50% discount on software with vouchers of up
to £5,000. The scheme will be open to those with between 5 and 249 employees,
trading for more than 12 months.
- Green energy innovation schemes
from the Government’s £1 billion Net Zero Innovation Portfolio will
support the development of new solutions to cut carbon emissions and
accelerate near-to-market low-carbon energy innovation, including:
- £20 million to fund a UK-wide
competition to develop floating offshore wind demonstrators and help
support the Government’s aim to generate enough electricity from
offshore wind to power every home by 2030.
- £68 million to fund a UK-wide
competition to deliver first-of-a-kind long-duration energy storage
prototypes that will reduce the cost of net zero by storing excess low
carbon energy over longer periods.
- £4 million for a biomass
feedstocks programme in the UK to identify ways to increase the
production of green energy crops and forest products that can be used
- A new UK Infrastructure Bank,
based in Leeds, to work with the private sector on environmental
projects and schemes to ‘level up’ the country. The bank, which will
launch in the spring, will receive an initial £12 billion of equity and
debt capital and a further £10 billion of government guarantees. It will
offer a range of products including loans, equity and guarantees.
for arts, culture and sport to reopen
for domestic violence programmes
for veterans on mental health programmes.
Previously advertised Further Education Capital Transformation
Fund – Deadline Extended
The Further Education Capital Transformation Fund (FECTF) gives
FE colleges the opportunity to bid for investment in capital projects that
address the upgrading of their FE estate.
The deadline for applications has now been extended to the 22nd
March 12.59 pm.