Welcome to the latest edition of our South and Vale Business Support newsletter!

New Funding: Apply for the Culture Recovery Fund

If you are a cultural organisation that was financially stable before COVID-19, but are now at imminent risk of failure, the Culture Recovery Fund could help you.

The grants programme is part of the Government’s £1.57 billion package to protect the UK’s culture and heritage sectors from the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Organisations can apply for grants between £50,000 and £3 million. Please note that the deadline for applications is midday on Friday 4 September.

Find out more on our website.
Try OxLEP's new Business Support tool

OxLEP signposts Oxfordshire-based businesses to the most-appropriate business support, schemes and events. 

Recently, OxLEP has created a short business support tool to better understand the needs of businesses, and provide them with more targeted help and advice. 

The new tool contains twenty questions and takes just five minutes to complete. Once completed, you will be sent a bespoke plan containing details of recommended support.

Try out the new tool here.
Tradespeople urged to sign up for the Green Homes Grant Scheme

The government is encouraging tradespeople to register for TrustMark or Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accreditation to take part in the new Green Homes Grant Scheme.

The new scheme will see the government fund up to two-thirds of the cost of home improvements of over 600,000 homes. The scheme will also support over 100,000 jobs in green construction.

Discover more on the Green Homes Grant Scheme here.

Find out more by reading the Business and Innovation Strategy Action Plans 
on our SVBS website.

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