We encourage any Devon start-ups or businesses (trading under 3 years with up to 10 staff) especially in the Torridge area to ACT NOW or miss out on a grant from the Devon Outset Start or Devon GetSet Grow programmes, funded by the Community Renewal Fund. You have until midnight on Friday 11 November to join the programme and benefit from a grant.
Graham Leigh, Project Manager for the Start and Grow programme in Devon said, “We are particularly keen for businesses in the Torridge area to apply for the grant funding as they are less represented in the applications so far – but they need to be quick!”
One business who has already benefitted from a grant is Heart, Smoke and Soal, based in Holsworthy, who run a company helping customers to transform their outdoor space by offering high quality cooking, entertaining and living products. They used the grant from the programme to set up a cooking school and plan to produce a cookery book as well as potentially move to a bigger premises. They also attended workshops and 1:1 coaching sessions to build their marketing and business planning skills. View their full story here
The programme runs across Devon until 30 November 2022 which means that businesses can still enrol on the Start and Grow programme and benefit from workshops and skills support for their start-up or existing business. The programme is completely free to join – all you have to do is register your interest and one of our business advisors will contact you to enrol you on the programme. Full details are available here
GetSet Grow and Outset Start Devon is led by YTKO, in partnership with Devon County Council. It is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, which is managed within Devon by Devon County Council.
The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.