Tags: ESIF, Grants, Innovation

The Spark Fund provides a programme of Innovation Vouchers and Grants for Research & Development, including grants to support the development of low carbon innovations within SMEs in the Humber.

It supports SMEs to grow market share, improve productivity and create new employment opportunities through the development and subsequent commercialisation of new and innovative products and services.

Up to £50k of grant funding is available to support SMEs to become more innovative and undertake research and development projects.

Project Dates

April 18, 2017 - April 30, 2020

Project Sponsor

University of Hull

Location

Humberwide

Funding

£3m of ERDF funding through the Humber ESIF programme, with a further £2m of match funding.  The programme is being delivered jointly with York, North Yorkshire, East Riding (YNYER) LEP where a further £3m is available through the YNYER ESIF Programme.

Total programme value across both LEP areas £10m.

Approval Status

Business case approved

Delivery Status

Started

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Last updated: November 27, 2018