Innovate UK Business innovation: funding and how to apply

Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). They support innovative ideas and business growth through grant funding, loans or procurements. Organisations can apply for a funding opportunity. Each opportunity has its own eligibility criteria and scope. Opportunities...
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Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Want to join the 10th year of the School for Social Entrepreneur’s biggest programme?  Looking to start, build or scale your social impact organisation in 2021?  Applications are now open for The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme, jointly funded...
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Restart Grant scheme

The Restart Grant scheme is for businesses on the ratings list only and is a one-off grant. The Restart Grant will support non-essential retail premises with one-off grants of up to £6,000.The Restart Grant will also support hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care an...
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Extended opening hours confirmed

It has been confirmed that following the reopening of non-essential retail from Monday 12 April at the earliest, businesses will be allowed to trade until 10pm Monday to Saturday.  This will be to help ease crowding in premises, give greater flexibility for customers to avoid p...
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High Street Ambassdors supporting businesess in Hounslow

The last few months of the pandemic have been very challenging for all businesses – for many of you trading may have had to cease entirely or you have had to significantly change how you operate. The Council is working in partnership with retail and hospitality businesses...
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Business bounce-back toolkit launched

Hounslow Council has created tailor-made toolkits to support local retail and hospitality businesses to get ready for reopening on 12 April. Pubs, restaurants and cafes will be serving food and drinks via table service outside, in gardens and terraces. The toolkits contain vita...
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