Are you ready to take your brand to the next level, but lack resources and funding?

Being based in Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, JND would recommend exploring the following funding options:

Gloucestershire

Department for International Trade

"The Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched its new Internationalisation Fund for eligible businesses in England. Match-funded grants of between £1,000 and £9,000 will be available for future activity (subject to eligibility and availability). To secure a grant, you'll need to fund a proportion of your costs yourself. This varies according to where your business is based and will be either 40 or 50% of the total cost."

The Growth Hub

Provides fully-funded support to Pre-start-ups, Start-ups and growing businesses in Gloucestershire. JND offers regular free One-to-One sessions and workshops on branding and pitching your social enterprise for investment.

Tewkesbury Borough Council

Provide a range of grants to start-ups and growing businesses.

Worcestershire

Worcestershire Business Central

"Worcestershire ‘Proof of Concept’ (POC) is an ERDF grant fund that has been designed to support local businesses to develop innovative new products and processes. Support is offered to applicants that aim to investigate, advance, protect and commercialise early stage innovative business ideas. The principal objective of the Proof of Concept fund is to encourage SME investment in innovation, specifically; creating products and services that are new to the company or new to the market."

WINN Innovation Launch Pad

"Are you a future-thinking Worcestershire business passionate about innovating and creating? Do you understand how innovation can drive growth, productivity, and your competitive advantage? Why not learn more from cutting-edge innovators and subject specialists about how these ideas can work in your business? The WINN Innovation Launch Pad is your mission, should you choose to accept it."

UK

Directory of Social Change

"Over 8,000 funders giving a total of £8 billion."

Please note that the above links are suggestions to explore and are not a complete list of options. The descriptions for each funding stream may have changed, but were correct at the time of writing. Please email JND if any of the above descriptions need updating. Thank you!