Drop-in sessions to find out how grants could unlock business potential

February 01, 2018

Businesses in Northamptonshire looking to develop new ideas are invited to attend countywide drop-in sessions to find out how grant funding could unlock their growth potential.

Northamptonshire Growth Hub is holding the drop-in sessions in seven locations where experienced business advisers will be available to talk through how grants from £2,000 to £20,000 can support activities that lead to the development of new products, processes or services.

Businesses will be able to drop in at any point during the sessions to discuss their ideas and see if the grant funding is right for them.

The grant scheme is part of a wider package of support offered to eligible businesses under the Innovate Northamptonshire project which includes direct business advice, a variety of workshops and access to expert knowledge.

Anyone wishing to know more can call the Growth Hub on 01604 212696, or email IN@northamptonshiregrowthhub.co.uk for details on eligibility and how to apply. Grant applications must be submitted by 12 noon on Monday, 26th February 2018.

Cathy Martin, Projects and Grants Manager at Northamptonshire Growth Hub states:

“This is an uncertain time for many business owners who may be nervous about changing direction or trying something new. Our Innovate Northamptonshire project aims to provide the tools and confidence to help them take that step forward in order to grow and develop. We have already approved 10 grants supporting some ambitious projects and we hope to see many more innovative concepts come forward through this latest call.”

The sessions will take place in:


East Northants

Friday, 2nd February 2018, 10 am – 12 noon

East Northants Council Offices, East Northamptonshire House, Cedar Dr, Thrapston, NN14 4LZ


Tuesday, 6th February 2018, 9 am to 4pm

Corby Enterprise Centre, London Road, Corby, NN17 5EU


Thursday, 8th February 2018, 10 am – 12 noon

Kettering Bewitched Café, 34 High St, Kettering, NN16 8SU


Friday, 9th February 2018 10 am -12 noon

The Pumphouse café, 6 Nene Court, Wellingborough, NN8 1LD


Thursday, 15th February 2018, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

University of Northampton Innovation Centre,Green Street, Northampton, NN1 1SY

Innovate Northamptonshire is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and delivered by Northamptonshire Growth Hub – a partnership between The University of Northampton and Northamptonshire County Council, providing comprehensive and unbiased support for your new or growing business.

Call 01604 212696, or email IN@northamptonshiregrowthhub.co.uk for details on eligibility and how to apply.

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