GX Project Grants Scheme

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GX Grants scheme

The GX Project builds on the fantastic platform created by the GEOTN to promote the region and boost innovation-led economic growth.

Are you a local SME with a project to develop a new product or service and looking for funding? Our innovation grant scheme could be for you if your project is developed enough and you are able to put some of your own funding into it too. You can apply at any time for a grant from £1,000 to up to £12,500.

We will be focussing on supporting companies operating in one of regional smart specialisation sectors and areas of opportunities: 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.

You will need to go through a 2-stage process: complete a short Expression of Interest (EOI) first and if successful you will be invited to complete a more detailed application so that we can assess if your project can receive funding from the ERDF GX Project.

We will aim to make a decision within 2 weeks of each submission and you will have 3 to 4 months to deliver your project from the date you are awarded the funding.

The deadline for the first wave of Expressions of Interest is 5pm on Friday 5 October 2018.

Please contact a member of the GX team at gx@getnorth2018.com if you have any queries.

As the grant scheme is part-funded by ERDF, we need to check your eligibility before you can complete a full application. We also ask you to provide an outline of your project and its indicative cost.

Please read our guidance for eligibility criteria, what can be funded and details on what information you need to provide before making a start.

Download GX Grants guidance

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