Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund

10th December 2021

The Government has announced that organisations seeking
investment for nature projects to tackle climate change, create and restore
habitats, or improve water quality should apply for the second and final round
of the Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund.

The fund will provide grants of up to £100,000 to
environmental groups, local authorities, businesses and other organisations to
help them develop nature projects in England to a point where they can attract
private investment.

Projects will be designed to provide a return on investment
by capturing the value of the

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KeyFund Funding for cultural organisations (grant and loan)

10th December 2021

KEyFund are a social investor based in Sheffield that provide blended finance (a mix of loans and grants) to enterprises that make a positive social impact.

Funds available

Through the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund, they are providing access to investments of up to £150,000 where up to a third may be provided as a grant.

Loans can be used for capital or working capital, but,
grant funding can only be used for capital expenditure (equipment,

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HEY LEP Investment Programme Manager takes part in Carbon Trust innovation event

8th December 2021

The HEY LEP Investment Programmes Manager, Karen Oliver-Spry, took part in a panel discussion as part of the Carbon Trust‘s ‘Meeting the Net Zero challenge: bringing innovation to industry’ virtual event.

The discussion, which took place on Wednesday, 1st December was entitled ‘How to bring innovation to industry’ and also featured: 

• Alexandra Brennan, Head of Sustainability, Johnson Service Group Plc• David Jukes, Project Lead for the South Wales Industrial Cluster• Dr Richard Leese, Industrial Policy, Energy and Climate Change Director at Mineral

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Innovate UK New international partnering opportunities

6th December 2021

Innovate UK EDGE is here to help you with your innovation and internationalisation challenges so click on opportunities below to start your journey, and if you need them, email them on

Ukrainian manufacturer
of bricks is looking for investors under financial agreement

BOUA20210223001 | UKRAINE The brick plant is located in the Southern part of Ukraine, 45 km from the city of Odessa, which serves as the main seaport of Ukraine. The M-15 International Highway (part of the European E-87)

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The APC Technology Developer Accelerator Grant Programme (TDAP)

2nd December 2021

Recently launched is the next Wave of the SME Accelerator Programme for Expressions of Interest and Applications – TDAP Wave 6.

Just to recap what the programme is / does and some blurb
that you may wish to use:-

Open for Expressions of Interest now: the APC’s SME Technology Developer Accelerator ProgrammeApply for up to £135,000 of grant matched funding, backed by the Department for Business Energy &

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Made Smarter: A Business Boost for Hull and East Yorkshire Companies

1st December 2021

Businesses across Hull and East Yorkshire can
now benefit from £1.5m BEIS funding towards industrial digitalisation under the
Made Smarter programme.

The programme is designed to improve
digital adoption amongst SMEs and includes intensive one-to-one advice and
support delivered through the Growth Hub network and specialist Made Smarter

Funding for the project was announced by
the Government in February, and manufacturers in the HEY region are now able to
take full advantage of these services.

Small or medium-sized manufacturers based in the region can


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Keep your business moving. Get ahead of new rules for doing business with the EU

26th November 2021

On 1 January 2022, there will be changes for businesses in Great Britain who import from the EU. There will also be changes for UK businesses who sell goods in the EU.

Businesses moving goods from the EU to Great Britain need to prepare for import control changes which will take effect from 1 January 2022.

Customs declarations on imports from the EU to Great Britain must be completed at the time you or your courier/freight forwarder bring them into GB. Pre-notification

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Manufacturing Growth Programme

18th November 2021

The Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) supports SME Manufacturers to make improvements by identifying, understanding and removing their barriers to growth • Support tailored to your business• A dedicated, experienced, Manufacturing Growth Manager to provide on-going support A comprehensive business diagnostic tool, GROWTH mapper for manufacturer so Identify opportunities and create plans for growth and improvemento Work with the best external experts to implement those planso Using approximately 1/3 of the cost of implementing an improvement project• Connect to wider support

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HEY LEP Welcomes UAE Delegates to Tech Week Humber to discuss collaboration between the region and Dubai

17th November 2021

In the week preceding International Trade Week, Tech Week Humber 2021 recently welcomed headline partners Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) to Hull.

DMCC is a government entity established in 2002 to enhance commodity trade flows through Dubai, performing a range of roles which continue to position Dubai as the preferred destination for global commodities trade and DMCC as the world’s No.1 Free Zone.

As an active partner of Tech Week Humber, Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) convened a roundtable

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