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- 'Go-Create' Grants
Go-Create Grants are offered as part of the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) Phase 2 programme. Go-Create Grants are available on a competitive basis from £1,000 to £50,000 for innovation projects within tech and non-tech businesses.
Examples of innovation projects might include
- Investment in product and service development
- Technological and applied research
- Developing pilot lines
- Early product validation actions
- Supporting advance manufacturing capabilities
- First production
Go-Create Grants are available to eligible Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) under the De Minimis State Aid scheme with a minimum 3:1 co-investment requirement by the applicant business.
Our Grant rounds are now always ‘open’, and eligible businesses can apply at any time. The grants are run on a rolling programme, and we aim to review applications twice monthly, based on a cut-off date at 12:00 midday on the first and third Fridays of the month. Late applications will be held and considered two weeks later. We aim to let applicants know within 21 days of the cut-off date on whether or not their application has been successful. You will be advised as early as possible if there is likely to be a delay.
|Application submission deadline||Notification of outcome|
|17 April 2020, 12:00 midday||8 May 2020|
|1 May 2020, 12:00 midday||22 May 2020|
|15 May 2020, 12:00 midday||12 June 2020|
|5 June 2020, 12:00 midday||26 June 2020|
We offer grant workshops to help SMEs with the application process.
- for the foreseeable future, we are looking to move future OxLEP-led events to 'digital platforms', we will update everyone who has signed up as soon as possible.
Grant workshop dates
3 April 2020
|July 2020 TBC|
|October 2020 TBC|
|April 2021 TBC|
|July 2021 TBC|
- Eligibility requirements
- Application process
- What a good application looks like
- What other support is available for growing and innovating within your business
1:1 surgeries with our Innovation Advisor
We are offering 1:1 online meetings with our Innovation Advisor on the below dates. If you would like to request a 45 minute slot on one of these dates, please email: email@example.com.
Thursday 9 April
Wednesday 15 April
Wednesday 22 April
Wednesday 29 April
Wednesday 6 May
Wednesday 13 May
To apply for a Go-Create grant, it is compulsory to either; a) attend a workshop or b) meet one of our advisers on a one-to-one basis.
A Go-Create Grant application pack is available on request via: firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications have to be completed electronically and then submitted with supporting documentation to the ISfB team by email to: email@example.com