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Business Funding Roadshow for YORK based businesses

Join us along with other businesses in the YORK area to find out what grant funding and business support is currently available.

This online event will alert SMEs (under 250 employees) to the wide range of business support available to help your business innovate and grow.

Organised by PAPI and in partnership with Make It York the event will provide you with a single point of contact to enable you to access tailored support which is right for your business.

“It’s hard to release time in a business – but this is probably the best 2 hours receiving business help/support I have ever spent!” – SME, Harrogate roadshow

What to expect:

The event will follow the format of:

  • Presentations from grant funding programmes in attendance on the day
  • Case studies from businesses who have accessed funding
  • Networking opportunities
  • Funder breakout rooms so you can ask questions relevant to your business

Grant Funding programmes confirmed for this event include:

PAPI – PAPI encourages innovation with 40% capital grants of up to £20k to support the development of new products or services. Our grants and workshops are open to SMEs in York, North Yorkshire and Leeds City Region.

SparkFund – SparkFund is an innovation support and grants programme that will help you to improve or develop exciting new products, services or processes. If you’re a small to medium sized business in the Humber, York, North Yorkshire region with aspirations to move forward, you’re in the right place.

Biorenewables Development Centre – The BDC offers pre-funded projects for eligible local businesses (covering Leeds City Region and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP areas) by 2023, to be delivered by our professional scientists or business specialists. At the BDC we are all about helping to commercialise products and processes that help drive the bioeconomy – replacing fossil resources with biorenewable alternatives made from plants and unavoidable wastes.

Suppy Chain Programme – a business support programme which aims to support growth and expansion of manufacturing SMEs and SMEs operating in wider supply chains of manufacturing sector based in Leeds City Region. The programme offers the strategic review of current operations, help with the development of a three-year action plan with the potential of grant support up to £5,000 for the implementation of the project.

Digital Enterprise – Helping small and medium sized enterprises achieve digital transformation as they scale up and mature. For businesses that are looking to scale up with the help of the most appropriate technologies for their needs. We believe that firms can achieve higher levels of productivity, competitiveness and innovation through the better use of digital technology.

Ad:Venture – AD:VENTURE provide fully funded expert help to take your business from start-up to scale-up, supporting ambitious new and young businesses to reach their full potential.

Investment Readiness – This package of support will help your business to better understand the full range of finance options and products currently available. We’ll then support you in accessing the ones that are most suitable for meeting your business’ individual growth needs.

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Jun 10 2021


8:00 am - 9:30 am


Virtual Event


PAPI Project

Other Organizers

Make It York