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Business support

Grants and funding

If you are looking to grow your business there are a number of sources of support available. In this section you will find links to organisations which can help you to access the funding you need to accelerate your business growth.

Funding streams are available from a variety of sources, including Government and local authorities

Please see the below links for more information about the grant funding available across Somerset and the South West:

Somerset County Council
Somerset West and Taunton Council
Sedgemoor District Council
South Somerset District Council
Mendip District Council
North Somerset Council 
Heart of the South West Growth Hub

The Heart of the South West Growth Hub is available for all businesses, whatever size or sector. The Growth Hub is a single point of contact – completely free at the point of access – for all businesses seeking advice and support on any issues relating to the operations and aspirations of their business; signposting to international, national or local resources. Enquiries can be about anything that a business may want to ask; whether they are looking for information on new funding opportunities from grants or loans, where to go for tax advice or help with their expansion plans, innovation or export.

Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW)

Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is a programme developed to upskill employees within small and medium-sized businesses through recognised, accredited qualifications and training courses.  SSW is co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund. This means that you can access an wide range of training, often at no cost to your business to support employee and business progression.

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