Grants & Funding, Through MAS you could access a grant of between £300-£3000 towards your next improvement project… with only a single form to complete. For more information contact John sennett directly on 01453 800105.
At a recent meeting with the local MAS Advisor we discovered that many of our Safety~net members may be eligible for funding for business development programmes.
Projects in scope include:-
- Lean, 5S, continuous improvement
- Getting systems in place for ISO 9001, 14001 and other industry standards
- Patent search activities
- IPR strategy
- Bespoke staff training as part of addressing a wider business strategy
- Sales and marketing strategy
- Consultancy to improve product design
- Design for manufacture and assembly
- Product development consultancy
- Rapid prototyping to support advanced manufacturing
- Material selection
- Subcontract cad design and drafting
- Tooling costs
Grants & Funding
Through MAS you could access a grant of between £300-£3000 towards your next improvement project… with only a single form to complete.
Put simply, this makes it more affordable for you to get your project moving and keep costs to a minimum, ensuring a maximum return on your bottom line. A standard MAS project will deliver a return of at least 66:1 against your initial investment.
If your company is ambitious with the drive to grow, and you have a project in mind that will increase profits, help secure new contracts or create new jobs, MAS could help you pay for it. And make sure you succeed.
You can even choose your own consultant; with the added assurance of a MAS Advisor to guide you both through the process from start to finish.
University launches £4 million fund for South West businesses
Businesses across the South West are set to cash in on a new £4 million funding programme, run by the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Available to both small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large companies, the Innovation 4 Growth scheme will part fund research and development projects with grants of between £25,000 and £150,000.
Financed by the UK government’s Regional Development Fund, it will help businesses develop new or improved products, technologies, processes or services – safeguarding existing, or creating additional, jobs as a result.
Businesses should complete the brief online registration of interest form in the first instance. An advisor will then contact them within three working days to discuss the potential application and to organise further telephone or face-to-face support, if required.
Applications will be evaluated by a panel of business experts. There may be a further call after the 10th March deadline, but this will be dependent on the availability of funds after the initial submission.
Timescales in relation to claiming grants are also short, with all funding having to be issued by the end of the 2014/15 financial year (30th April 2015). Eligible costs, however, are broad, and include project staff salaries and expenditure on materials, capital equipment, tooling, training and market assessment.
Further details of the scheme and the registration of interest form can be found at: www.innovation4growth.co.uk
If you’ve got questions or need support on safety in the industrial, contracting or construction sectors please contact us for sensible and proportionate advice on 01453 800100