Webinars launched to support business grant applicants

Two new webinars have been launched for applicants of the North Yorkshire Small Business Grant scheme. The scheme will reopen on 6 May 2024.

Update 20/05/2024 – The recording of these webinars is available to watch here

More information will follow in the next couple of weeks including what you can apply for, eligibility and more. Keep your eyes peeled for our emails and we will let you know more when we have it.

Two essential parts of the application process are a solid business plan and cash flow forecast. To support you in writing these, we are launching two webinars with our partners at Enterprise Cube. Enterprise Cube have worked with the Growth Hub over the past two years to support startup businesses through their Strive Live Startup Incubator, supporting over 150 early stage businesses in our region. These webinars will be recorded, and a link to the recording will be sent to all who have registered, whether or not they were able to attend the live session.

16 May: A Guide to…Writing a Business Plan
All good businesses start with a good idea. And turning that idea into a business requires a plan. Even if you don’t need to apply for funding, it is still important to write up a business plan. This webinar covers the essentials of writing a business plan, and how it can be used when applying for grants.

17 May: A Guide to…Writing a Cash Flow Forecast
Predicting your revenue forecast and expenses when starting a business is one of the most important, yet neglected, areas of business planning. This webinar will cover the essentials of writing a cash flow forecast, and how they can be used when applying for grants.

UK Shared Prosperity Fund

These webinars are to support the North Yorkshire Small Business Grant scheme.

The grant forms part of North Yorkshire’s £16.9 million UK Shared Prosperity fund allocation. £5.4million from Rural England Prosperity Fund has also been allocated. In 2023/24, North Yorkshire Council has a funding pot of £450,000 for the Small Business Grant scheme.

Click here for further information about North Yorkshire Council’s funding programmes.

Start Your Business in the Creative Industries: Free 12-week Skills Bootcamp

Are you a creative looking to turn your passion into a thriving business venture? Aesthetica, in collaboration with York St John University and the Growth Hub, is launching the Creative Business Skills Bootcamp. The bootcamp is a comprehensive training programme aimed at supporting individuals in launching, sustaining, and growing a business in the creative industries.

Choc Affair Wins Prestigious Made Smarter Yorkshire & Humber Award

The region's manufacturers took centre stage at Insider's 2024 Made in Yorkshire Awards. The prestigious event celebrated Yorkshire and Humber's world-class companies and their impact. One of the big winners was Choc Affair, the beloved York chocolatier renowned for its ethical and award-winning creations. Choc Affair clinched the top spot in the Made Smarter Yorkshire & Humber Awards.