The information below is taken from LEADER 5 Torridge and North Devon‘s latest email newsletter:
Do you want to work for yourself but worry whether you are ready?
North Devon+ has developed a series of low cost, short courses, to be held in March that will help you start your business successfully, legally and profitably.
Whether you are nearly ready to start your business or you are in the first year of trading these workshops will make sure you are on the right track, with friendly help from experienced business advisers.
RDPE Growth Programme launched
The LEADER 5 programme issues grants (for business) of up to 40% of eligible project costs to a maximum of £35k. If you have a larger project that will create jobs or bring more money into the rural economy, you could be eligible for a Growth Programme grant.
There are 3 types of grant:
- Business development
- Food processing
- Rural tourism infrastructure
The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership is holding a briefing event on the 24th March for rural businesses and organisations wishing to apply for grants through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme. To register for this free event click here
For more information, guidance and application forms for the Growth Programme click here
The future of STEM in North Devon
Would you like to help inspire the next generation in Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects and careers?
There is an evening networking event at RHS Garden Rosemoor for employers, teachers and STEM ambassadors. The event is free but booking is essential.
To register for this event please click here
North Devon+ helping businesses
Do you need support to develop your new business, or help your business grow?
North Devon+ have a range of free business support options for you. From start up, one to one support or business growth advice, get in contact with the business support team. To find out more email email@example.com