Business Support Programmes

2024 Business Support Programmes

Start-Up Support

StriveLive Start-Up Incubator is an acclaimed series of business support programmes designed exclusively for grassroots entrepreneurs and start-ups. Our goal is simple: to help you launch and grow your business with unparalleled support and guidance. Benefit from a blend of dynamic weekly live online training, personalised one-to-one advice, and on-demand online learning, all aimed at making your start-up journey enjoyable and effective. The Small Business Grants scheme is also available to increase your growth, productivity and resilience.

ProgrammeProviderDatesAvailability
Start and Grow YorkMomenticEnquiries open nowThis programme is only available to businesses in the City of York Council area.
Small Business GrantsNorth Yorkshire CouncilReopening April 2024This programme is only available to businesses in the North Yorkshire Council area.

Peer-to-Peer Programmes

The York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub and City of York Council are launching fully-funded peer support business support programmes to offer North Yorkshire businesses a structured and collaborative environment to work on their business with the people who know best – other business leaders. By participating in regular sessions amongst a small group of non-competing peers, attendees can gain impartial advice, fresh perspective, and tailor-made solutions to take their business to the next level. There are more groups to be confirmed soon. If none of the below suit you, you can register your interest to be informed about future announcements by signing up here.

ProgrammeProviderDatesAvailability
Innovate YorkUniversity of YorkFrom January 2024This programme is only available to businesses in the City of York Council area.

Marketing Support

Businesses in the North Yorkshire Council area have the chance to supercharge their social media and dial up their digital marketing with fully funded support. Whether you’re a tourism business looking ahead to next year, a local business looking to up your social media game, or want to transform your business so it’s ready for the digital world, our support can help you on your marketing journey and improve your reach.

ProgrammeProviderDatesAvailability
1:1 Social Media SupportCatch Design ManagementOngoing; appointments for the start of 2024 are now being offered.This programme is only available to businesses in the North Yorkshire Council area.

Skills Bootcamps

Need to boost skills but not break the bank? Skills Bootcamps offer a wide range of business support programmes in areas such as digital marketing, construction, and green energy – reflecting the diverse needs of the modern economy. For further information and provider contact details, please see our dedicated webpage. Y&NY LEP has secured funding from the Department for Education to deliver the programme, which runs until the end of March 2024.

ProgrammeProviderDatesAvailability
Progression into the Care SectorLuminate Education GroupOngoingThis programme is available to businesses in York and North Yorkshire.
DigIT – Office Skills for BusinessCalderdale CollegeOngoingThis programme is available to businesses in York and North Yorkshire.
Digital Marketing Skills for BusinessCalderdale CollegeOngoingThis programme is available to businesses in York and North Yorkshire.
Introduction to Computer Game Design – Theory and PracticeCity of York Council (York Learning)OngoingThis programme is available to businesses in York and North Yorkshire.
Introduction to Data AnalysisCity of York Council (York Learning)OngoingThis programme is available to businesses in York and North Yorkshire.
Introduction to CodingCity of York Council (York Learning)OngoingThis programme is only available to businesses in the City of York Council area.
Introduction to Solar Energy (including 18th Edition)Luminate Education GroupOngoingThis programme is available to businesses in York and North Yorkshire.
Passive House Trades SkillsLuminate Education GroupOngoingThis programme is available to businesses in York and North Yorkshire.

Made Smarter

If you’re a manufacturing business that is looking to increase the use of technology and expand your business capabilities, the Made Smarter programme could help you access advice, support and even grant funding. 

ProgrammeProviderDatesAvailability
Made SmarterMade SmarterOngoingThis programme is available to businesses in York and North Yorkshire.

Decarbonisation

As part of their £22.3 million of Shared Prosperity Funding, North Yorkshire Council have made both grants and support available. The scheme of business sustainability support includes several options for small and medium businesses in all sectors.

ProgrammeProviderDatesAvailability
Decarbonisation FundNorth Yorkshire CouncilOngoingThis programme is only available to businesses in the North Yorkshire Council area.
Decarbonising the Business Base in YorkGreen EconomyOngoingThis programme is only available to businesses in the City of York Council area.
You can find more workshops and business support programmes on our Events page.
If you have any questions, want to find out more or want to register for any of the above programmes, please contact our Helpdesk inbox.

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