These university projects are part-financed by the
European Regional Development Fund Programme (ERDF), which aims to help local areas stimulate their economic development through innovation, business support, job creation and local community regenerations.
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Further eligibility applies to each of the following projects - please contact the relevant team for details.
» Start and Grow Enterprise (SaGE)
SaGE is for Gloucestershire based pre-start, start-ups, and enterprises (up to 3 years) at any stage of their business journey. A range of events, workshops, networks and reviews will be provided for eligible entrepreneurs, aiming to remove obstacles to progression and provide expert support resources and a powerful community to help grow successful businesses.
www.startandgrowenterprise.uk to find out more.
» Gloucestershire’s Accelerated Impact Network Support (GAINS)
GAINS is for SMEs from Gloucestershire and provides a new package of activities to support local businesses looking to grow. Eligible SMEs can access high quality subsidised business coaching, free masterclasses on the issues contributing to growth, and networking events for learning and support from other companies with the potential to increase productivity and profitability.
To find out more, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter
» Gloucestershire Research and Innovation Project (GRIP)
GRIP is for SMEs from Gloucestershire and provides support to local businesses that consider innovation is the key to growth. The project provides access to research and knowledge resources, an innovation lab (housing a 3D printer for rapid prototyping), supply chain engagement workshops, clustering and networking, innovation teams, product/service development, commercialisation and bid management.
To find out more, email
email@example.com or follow us on Twitter
» Are you a Gloucestershire based SME? Receive a free training needs analysis from GOAL
Growing Opportunities for Apprenticeships Locally (G.O.A.L) is an ERDF fully funded project to showcase apprenticeships and facilitate engagement with local businesses to be able to provide apprenticeship opportunities.
SGS College, together with partners, University of Gloucestershire (including the Gloucestershire Growth Hub) Gloucestershire Enterprise Limited, and Gloucestershire College, are working with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), those employers with less than 250 employees and whose wage bill falls below the £3,000,000 per annum apprenticeship levy threshold, to train and upskill their existing workforce.
Don't miss the opportunity to get involved and benefit from the free, impartial service on offer.
Get in touch with GOAL today:
Jo Minns, Project Manager GOAL