Member Resources

NATIONAL FUNDING & FUNDED SUPPORT

Webinar: Making the Leap – are you ready to start a business?

Open to York & North Yorkshire residents.

Free webinar – Thursday 18th July: 11:00-12:00

SME Apprenticeships Support Package

To help reduce costs for businesses and open opportunities for young people, effective 1 April 2024 the Government will cover the full cost of training for anyone up to the age of 21.

Made Smarter Adoption Programme

Made Smarter has launched a digital adoption push to drive growth across Yorkshire and the Humber manufacturing and engineering SMEs and help them boost productivity.

Digital experts will provide advice to businesses on how to switch to advanced and automated technologies as well as working to improve employees’ overall digital skills.

The adoption programme is designed to assist local manufacturing SMEs to understand and overcome operational challenges through digital technologies. Made Smarter is designed to lead manufacturing into the future. 

UK Research & Innovation

Search current funding opportunities from across UKRI, research councils and Innovate UK.

REGIONAL BUSINESS GROWTH & FUNDING

We’re passionate about helping businesses of all sizes thrive in our dynamic region. Our team of experienced professionals can provide you with the support and resources you need to succeed. We work closely with our colleagues at City of York Council and North Yorkshire Council to bring you the best local business support has to offer.

Contact us today to learn more about how York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub can help your business. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

South Yorkshire Growth Hub aims to be the single point of contact for all business support across our region.

It aims to simplify all the regional and national business support that is available to businesses, so that you as a business owner/manager always know where to go to find the right support.

The experienced teams can provide direct support and also advise and signpost to the most appropriate support based on your business needs.

The Hull & East Yorkshire Growth Hub gives free, impartial advice, guidance, and signposting to a range of business support information and providers.

As well as providing contact details for Business Advisors in Hull and East Yorkshire, the website includes a Business Support Directory with details of organisations who provide a wide variety of services, including funding, training courses, events, support, advice, mentoring and business services.

You can also download the HEY Business Handbook which includes listings of all publicly funded and free-to-access business support and funding in the region. 

The West Yorkshire Good Growth Programme equips ambitious businesses with the knowledge and tools to deliver and sustain short and long-term growth.

Connecting SMEs across West Yorkshire whilst generating positive social and environmental impacts. This programme will provide businesses with expert support to help plan and implement future business growth.

INFORMATION & RESOURCES

Sign up for the Innovate UK Agri-Food Funding, Events & Newsletter to get the latest coming out of Innovate UK for the agri-food sector

Agri-food Innovation
Farming Innovation
Innovation knowledge Centre

Food Innovation Toolkit

The Institute of Food Science & Technology  (IFST) has published a Food Innovation Toolkit to help support the design and development of new and current products and processes.

The information is presented around 4 key themes, from creative techniques and project management to case studies, the toolkit is in an easily-accessible format and free for all to access. 

‘Make It’ Toolkit for Food & Drink Businesses

A free video toolkit to help growing food and drink businesses in York and North Yorkshire – essential ingredients for food and drink business success!

The Supply Chain Network, in partnership with the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub, have created Make It!, a four-part free video toolkit which offers inspiring guides and expert advice to help you win more business.