John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank – Emergency Business Grant

14th January 2021

John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank (JCYEB) has decided to create a funding opportunity for young entrepreneurs . Young people aged 16 – 29 that live in Hull can apply for funding of up to £250 or up to £400. The application must reflect what the funding will be used for.Applicants must already have a mentor who is currently supporting them.

You can view and download the application form here (Word Document)

Once completed the application should be emailed to

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Peer Networks

14th January 2021

We acknowledge that this a very challenging time for most businesses, and the ongoing pandemic situation, coupled to the turbulence of Brexit, have made the lives of business owners very difficult. However, the Peer Networks Programme can support with these issues, as the cohort groups are built around businesses with “issues in common”, and so business owners can talk through their Covid and Brexit difficulties in a mutually supportive group chaired by an experienced facilitator

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Extra support available for Humber tourism businesses affected by Covid-19

7th January 2021

The Growth Hub is inviting businesses in the Humber’s visitor economy to apply to a 100% funded grant scheme to support with Covid-19 business recovery

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Micro Biz Matters Day

7th January 2021

Friday 8th January it is Micro Biz Matters Day and we would urge you to follow this largest on line support from Microbusiness in the world via

Micro Biz Matters Day is run by two people with a real commitment to
Hull and our enterprising young people Tina Boden and Tony Robinson.  As
part of our commitment to the day which is hosted by Yorkshire in Business we
have interviewed Tony as he is a Hull lad and still supports Hull Kingston

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DIT has launched its new European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) for eligible SME’s in Yorkshire and the Humber.

4th January 2021

The Grant scheme is now open for applications If you have not already submitted an Expression of Interest do so, hundreds already have! Match-funded grants of between £1,000 and £9,000 will be available (subject to eligibility and availability).The funding can be used to support a number of activities, including market research, translation services, international social media and SEO, market visits and more.

For more information, including the eligibility criteria for businesses and to submit your EOI please click here.

Kick-starting Tourism Package – Grant restarting for the Visitor Economy

24th December 2020

The Humber LEP’s Business Growth Hub is inviting businesses
in the Humber’s Visitor Economy to register for pre-application to a 100%
funded grant scheme to support with Covid-19 business recovery activity.

First launched in September 2020, the scheme has awarded grants
to more than 75 businesses to date, and with limited funding remaining, the
Growth Hub is encouraging eligible businesses to register for the scheme once
the online portal re-opens in January.

Grants of up to £3,000 are available, and can be used to
cover costs

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Hull City Council to distribute £3,000 grants to businesses in hospitality sector

18th December 2020

Hull City Council is to distribute thousands of pounds in extra
grant provision for pubs, cafes and restaurants after it was announced the city
will remain under Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions.

The support will see
grants of £3,000 made available for hospitality venues required to close under
the Government measures.

Councillor Daren Hale,
Deputy Leader of Hull City Council, said: “We are well aware of the financial
strain put on places within our hospitality sector. In response to this, given
the importance of the hospitality sector within Hull, decisive

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Free invoice processing software from BEIS

17th December 2020

BEIS has granted funded Evolution Invoice to offer 1,000 SMEs in England free invoice processing software until December 2021. Any company with less than 250 employees based in England is eligible. There is no limit on the amount of invoices they can process and the software integrates with all major accountancy software (such as Xero, Quickbooks and Sage) to make adoption seamless. After the initial trial period, the first 1,000 SMEs to join the program will be able to continue

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New EU Trade deal Support

7th December 2020

Topic-Specific Advice For Businesses

Businesses in different industries and with different business operations will have different steps they will need to take. The best way to learn which changes will affect your business is by using the transition checker tool on GOV.UK to obtain a bespoke list of steps that you need to take now.

On Friday 4th December we set up a EU Transition Helpdesk in partnership with the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce. Businesses that have a specific or technical EU

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Procurement Opportunity – Digital Capacity Self Assessment Tool

1st December 2020

Hull City Council, on behalf of the Humber Business Growth Hub’s Business Growth Scheme, wishes to commission the development of a digital tool that will help SMEs to self-diagnose their current status in relation to digital skills, technology and solution adoption.

The tool will be available to all SMEs in the Humber region at no cost, and will be hosted on both the Growth Hub website and the #GrowMySME website.

The timetable for this procurement is as follows:

EventDateIssue RFQ26 November 2020Deadline for receipt

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