Government funding for business
Having recently attended a bid writing workshop run by the Solent LEP. I was pleasantly surprised by the scope and range for match funding that is available to start ups and more mature businesses. There are strict guidelines and you need to be diligent and precise, however, each region in the UK have a fully funded team of experts who can navigate you through the red tape. In fact the team that do this are actually called 'navigators' and their goal is to get you the money not to stop you!... may millions are available and its not always used up!!
So what's the challenge.. firstly you have to be involved in the following sectors: