Our Government Grant Schemes to boost the Covid-19 recovery of small businesses and Kick-starting Tourism have now closed.

17th September 2020

We have now closed our Covid-19 Recovery Grant Schemes to new Expressions of Interest (EOIs). This is because we have received more grant applications than we are able to offer grants to, since opening to applications at 11am on Tuesday 15th September. Demand has therefore been unprecedented.

We realise that this will be disappointing to you, however
the Humber Business Growth Hub was allocated a fixed budget from Government to
operate this grant scheme, and demand for these grants has proven to

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Hull businesses offered new support to go green

16th September 2020

Hull businesses are being
offered an exciting opportunity to become more energy efficient, thanks to a
new council-led scheme that launches today.
The Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme (HBEES) is a new project led by Hull
City Council and part-funded by the 2014 – 2020 European Regional Development
Fund Programme.
The scheme offers a whole host of measures that will assist businesses in
reducing their contribution to greenhouses gases, including the installation of
new technology, access to expertise and advice, as well as access to grant
funding to invest

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The Pensions Regulator Communications toolkits for AE and pension scams

16th September 2020

TPR have been keeping a close eye on pensions throughout the COVID crisis, making sure that we support both employers and savers during this time.

You may have noticed that they have recently launched two campaigns with important messages about automatic enrolment and pension scams.

Here is the link to the tool kit

University of Hull WRIPA (White rose industrial physics academy) Project

11th September 2020

The aim of this new University of Hull project is to increase Graduate employment for Physics students from 55% to 85% over a course of 3 years by sourcing opportunities such as internships and Industry placements around the local Humber area.

The project which is funded by office for students predominantly focuses on skills gaps and using the funding pot to increase the skills of Physics students to make them more attractive to employers in the current job market. The

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Hull University Knowledge Transfer Partnership

7th September 2020

Down load full details here (PDF)

The Growth Hub is Recruiting!

21st August 2020

The Humber LEP is looking for a Workforce Development Business Advisor to join our existing team of Growth Hub Business Advisors; to work with employers across the Humber region to support them in developing their workforce.

The post holder will sit within the central Humber LEP Growth Hub team, and will provide specific advice to businesses in relation to workforce development, apprenticeship recruitment and industrial placements. You will also enhance the Growth Hub’s capacity by providing professional advice to the Growth

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Growth Hub Expansion to Help Catalyse Covid-19 Recovery

19th August 2020

The scheme has now closed – details here

 The Humber LEP’s Business Growth Hub has been allocated almost £850,000 of new funding to help support the economic recovery of businesses in the Humber.

This funding forms part of the Humber LEP’s updated Coronavirus delivery plan – which sets out how the LEP will prioritise existing resources to work with our partners to help the Humber’s businesses and people through the next phase of the COVID-19 economic impact.

Split across three new support

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Procurement Opportunity – Covid-19 and EU Exit Business Needs & Opportunities Analyses for the Humber LEP Business Growth Hub

7th August 2020

The Humber LEP Business Growth Hub is seeking to commission suppliers to undertake Covid-19 and EU-Exit Business Needs & Opportunities Analyses and Action Plans with medium and large sized businesses.

Given that the global pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the business community and the impending EU Exit on 01 January 2021 will impact further on businesses, the Growth Hub seeks to undertake reviews with medium and large companies in the Humber, to understand the business needs and opportunities

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New Government Grant Scheme to boost the recovery of small businesses

30th July 2020

The scheme has now closed details here

As announced by the government on Thursday 30 July 2020, the Humber Business Growth Hub will be taking receipt of a share of the £20 million fund for grants, to boost the recovery of small businesses. This funding will be available to help support small and medium businesses (SMEs) that operate in any ERDF-eligible sector in the Humber region; that is the City of Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North

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Selling Online Overseas Accelerator Programme 2020

29th July 2020

Available throughout 2020

Selling your products or services online can rapidly grow your international sales. Effectively setting up your business and marketing your offer on some of the platforms available can propel your brand, expand your reach and tap into new markets.

To help you accelerate your international business growth, the Department for International Trade (DIT) is offering a free six week programme for eligible* businesses in Yorkshire who are looking to take advantage of the huge potential that selling online presents.


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