GX Grant Funding: Wave 6

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GX has briefly reopened Wave 6 of the grants to invite any companies with small projects that can be completed within the tight timescales required to apply. GX has a very limited amount of remaining funds which will only enable it to allocate 1-2 grants.

The GX grants are designed to support product, process and service innovation in SMEs based in the NELEP area. This is therefore for businesses based in Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland local authority areas. Unfortunately, we cannot support companies in the Durham local authority area in this wave of funding.

The grants are to support companies / projects in one of regional smart specialisation sectors and areas of opportunity: Passenger vehicle manufacture; Subsea and Offshore Energy, Life Sciences and Health; Creative, Digital, Software and Technology based services, Health innovation, business information modelling and immersive technologies.

The timescales were as follows:

WAVE 6 (subject to available funding) 

  • Application reopened – 7th October 2020
  • New deadline for submitting applications: Monday 12th October at 5pm.
  • Notification of outcome to applicants: 14th October 2020
  • Start of the project: Friday 16th October.
  • Completion of the project: The project applied for MUST be complete and paid for by the third week in November

A few things to consider are:

  • The project delivery period must be complete by date specified.
  • The grant provided cannot exceed £3,000
  • Successful applicants from previous waves of Grants or other GX beneficiary companies are unable to apply
  • All businesses must comply with ERDF publicity requirements if successful.

Please read our guidance for company eligibility criteria, what can be funded, and details on what information you need to provide before making a start. All applicants will need to complete the full application form in order for a project to be assessed.

Please contact the GX team at gx@getnorth2018.com with any questions.