Invest in Eye is a District Council programme…………………….
Mid Suffolk District Council
New grants for local businesses
Businesses in both council areas are set to benefit from a new round of funding thanks to the Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF). Mid Suffolk District Council was allocated £821,658 over the next two years. Grants are available between £5,000 – £10,000 per application and will fund a maximum of 50% of total project costs up to the maximum value of £10,000. Eligible projects include net-zero developments, agriculture and farm diversification, visitor economy business expansion as well as SME investment and diversification or investment in community facilities in our rural areas.
Councils announce new raft of business grants
Businesses in Babergh and Mid Suffolk are set to benefit from a new round of funding thanks to the Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF). Find out more
Free business support on offer for Babergh and Mid Suffolk start-ups
Babergh and Mid Suffolk Councils have teamed up with MENTA to offer start-up businesses free expert support and guidance. Find out more
Enabling and Mitigating Growth – Economic Opportunities – Developing Social Capital.
Start up businesses looking for office space at the new Cross Street complex please contact the town clerk
For Invest in Eye information please contact the programme manager:
Tabitha Runacres – Tabitha.Runacres@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk
So You would like to grow, expand or relocate your business. You are a retailer and want to update your store. Follow this link you may be eligible for a grant for the work.
Switch onto the Digital Skills Programme for businesses
Business owners in Babergh and Mid Suffolk can take advantage of free workshops to help boost their confidence online by accessing the Councils’ Digital Skills Programme.
The free workshops are held online by experts from MENTA and topics include digital communications, digital transactions & e-commerce and the ‘dos and don’ts’ of information management.
The Digital Skills Programme is part of Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils post-Covid recovery strategy and is funded by the Suffolk Inclusive Growth Investment Fund (SIGIF).
The workshops, which are held virtually, have been running since July 2021. Some courses maybe totally free they are open to all businesses in the districts who want help to develop online skills and to get the most out of digital opportunities.
Self-employment training: These sessions are delivered online live and offer guidance and preparation to those looking to move to self employment:
Big Bike Revival for Workplaces is here.
Cycling UK is committed to encouraging more employees to cycle and we want to involve you, as an employer, in this process too.
Workplaces can receive FREE Dr Bike sessions offering bike checks, basic repairs & personalised advice delivered at the workplace by an experienced mechanic. Dr Bike events provide employees peace of mind their bike is safe to ride.
Register your Workplace interest: Application here
Eye Cross Street Business Development
Regarding who people should you contact for work space at Cross Street,Kate.Parnum@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk Kate is overseeing the project.
New Anglia Growth Hub Support for Apprenticeships
There are a variety of courses available through NCS from entry level courses which are free to level 3 qualifications the eligibility criteria can be found here.
Skills bootcamps are available to people who are looking to access employment or to move employment – these are up to 16 weeks in total and are between 90% to 70% funded by government for organisations (depending on the size of your organisation). If you are looking to train your employees through the scheme or if you are looking to take on new employees through a skills bootcamp.
Find out more here.
Suffolk ProHelp has new members!
Suffolk ProHelp are pleased to announce several NEW MEMBERS have joined us recently! A big welcome to Bob Kindred Heritage Consultants, Graeme Derby at WLP Business Advisors, Gary Rupping at McTear William & Wood and Peter Basford at Business Growth Coaches Network. Suffolk ProHelp continues to link communities and businesses in Suffolk to provide pro bono expertise to not for profit organisations.
To find out more, or to apply for support, please contact email@example.com
Local Skills Improvement Plan
The Norfolk and the Suffolk Chambers of Commerce are working with the Department for Education (DfE) to put employers at the heart of the skills agenda with the launch of the Norfolk and Suffolk Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP). The Chambers are keen to engage with as many employers and stakeholders as possible from various sectors across Norfolk & Suffolk.
Please click here to see a leaflet of information, which you are encouraged to send to all your active partners and contacts, this really does provide a platform for impartial views on local skills and the business voice is paramount to the success.