A new wave of funding for businesses is expected to be launched next week (the week commencing 11th June 2018).
The minimum grant value will be £50,000 and the minimum project value is £100,000. Details will be announced the SEMLEP website. The funding call window is extended from eight weeks to 12 weeks to encourage collaborative applications.
These calls will be the last opportunity to submit an application with a minimum ESF grant value of £50,000. The Managing Authority propose to introduce a higher minimum grant value which will be a percentage of the call value. For example if a call was opened with a £1m ESF value and the minimum grant was 20 per cent of the call. The minimum grant you could apply for would be £200,000 so the project value would need to exceed £400,000.
An event to support the roll out of the funding will take place on June 28 at The Holding Room. Guildhall, St Giles Square, Northampton NN1 1DE. Click here to sign up.
There will also be application workshop on July 10 at the The Court Room. Guildhall, St Giles Square, Northampton NN1 1DE. Click here to sign up.