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15 Nov

Government Announces Support for Flood-Hit Farmers

Flood-hit farmers in northern England will be able to apply for up to £25,000 in govt grants to help them get back on their feet. The government has announced they will extend the Farming Recovery Fund to support farmers badly affected by the floods.

14 Nov

Business Brexit Checklist

The Business Brexit Checklist has been created to help you consider the changes that Brexit may bring to your company, and to help business planning at both operational and Board levels.

13 Nov

Invitation to Tender: ScaleUp360 Programme Workshops and Business Advice

A procurement opportunity has arisen for a bank of high growth business support specialists to supply 1-2-1 business advice and workshops to businesses and entrepreneurs in the Sheffield City Region (SCR).

Shell Springboard: Calling all low-carbon SME's

The application window for Shell Springboard is now open and will close at 10am on Monday, 29th October.

The programme offers a ‘no-strings attached’ funding pot of £350,000, great publicity and a respected ‘quality assurance’ stamp for potential customers and future investors.

Shifting the UK to a low-carbon economy presents an enormous challenge. Perhaps the biggest challenge of our generation.

At Shell, we’re playing our part by setting an ambition to cut the net carbon footprint of our energy products by around half by 2050 and by providing more and cleaner energy solutions, like charging points for electric vehicles and lower-carbon biofuels.

But the challenge is much bigger than any single company or solution – which is where entrepreneurs come in.

Together the Shell Springboard and Shell LiveWIRE programmes enable Shell to support the most promising low-carbon and sustainability technologies which have the potential to play an important part in the transition to a lower-carbon world.

Running since 2005, Shell Springboard has a history of picking winners. In fact, more than eight out of ten (84%) of Shell Springboard supported companies are still in business five years after starting up, compared to the national average of around 45%.

To apply, please visit

· Tips on writing a first class startup award application

· Article by Charlie Paton, the 2018 winner on match funding, a strategic way to use award money