Newark & Sherwood Accelerator

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Introducing Newark & Sherwood Accelerator

Newark & Sherwood Accelerator is a fully funded business support project, designed to help businesses across the Newark & Sherwood district to reduce their energy costs, become more sustainable and to innovate through the ‘Sustainability Accelerator’ and ‘Innovation Accelerator’ strands of the project.

The project is led by East Midlands Chamber and funded through a proportion of the District Council’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) allocation. The project, which runs until 31 March 2025, offers support to all businesses across the district, with added support for high-growth and scaling businesses looking to innovate.

What support can I access?

Working with an experienced business adviser, eligible businesses can access a range of support including:

  • 1-2-1 advice, mentoring and diagnostic support to support with decarbonisation and innovation.
  • Training and workshops: providing you with the latest learning and tools in areas such as energy efficiency, waste. management and decarbonisation.
  • Grant funding: helping you identify and apply for funding to help you grow, increase efficiencies and build a sustainable business for the future.
  • Networking and peer support: for example, through the Nottingham Manufacturing Network and Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network.
  • Energy audits
  • Growth vouchers: offering up to £2,000 (100% funded) for specialist consultancy and training (linked to the strategic plan developed with your business adviser. Available on a first-come, first-served basis).
  • Help to Grow - Management course: £750 joining fee subsidy for this 12-week executive development leadership and management programme (together with the Government’s 90% support, this covers 100% of the costs).

How do I sign up?

Tapping into the support on offer couldn’t be easier.

If your business is based in the Newark & Sherwood district, simply complete the form below to register your interest, and a Business Adviser will be in touch to learn more about your business and to explore what support is most appropriate for you.

Expression of Interest form

 

 

Accelerator Events

Find out more about the programme through our range of events covering the following themes:

Visit our Events Page to find out more about the full programme of Accelerator events

*The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6b of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.Newark & Sherwood Accelerator

 

 

 

 

 

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