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Creative Kirklees / News / Wed 25 May 2022

Kirklees Innovation Vouchers Scheme to support Businesses

Kirklees Innovation Vouchers Scheme to support Businesses

Start-ups (1 year+), sole traders, micro and small (up to 50 employees) businesses in Kirklees can apply for grant funding of £1,500 - £5000 towards accessing specialist knowledge, technology and facilities to support early phase innovation activity. The amount awarded will cover half your costs, up to a maximum total project cost of £10,000.

The voucher must be used to part-fund an innovation project which requires the services of a specialist supplier (including a research consultant), and results in a new product or new/significantly enhanced process.

The funding is to support businesses wanting to do some market research or develop a new product, or do something differently. For example, maybe you want to investigate the stability of a new material for your artwork, or have an idea for a new product and want to do some market research before you invest in it further. Perhaps you need a prototype for a new product and need to get it 3D printed, or maybe you want to improve your customer service and need to develop a bespoke app to do this… Could be anything really BUT the following cannot be supported: the development of a new website, off-the-shelf tech, digital connectivity or general marketing.

Full details of the scheme can be found at the website below.

The scheme runs roughly until March 2023 - unless the monies have been spent before then.

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