Investments - Sheffield City Region Investing for Growth Fund

The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, Investing for Growth (IfG)

Fund aims to increase the number of social enterprises in the the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority,  Local Enterprise Partnership area that are ready for growth, and can access the finance that they need.  Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), via the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), this is a £3.3m project which will close on 30 June 2023. The fund is focused on existing organisations based and/or substantially operating in the Sheffield City Region (SCR), which comprises Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield, who are looking to grow their trading activity.

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In terms of support, eligible organisations can access some or all of the following: one to one growth support – business plan review and feedback, financial model analysis etc, one to many growth support – workshops and masterclasses, growth grants – for capital expenditure from £5k to £25k.
Applications will be made via an application portal and then assessed for support needs.

Are you eligible?

Your activities must be in the South Yorkshire mayoral combined authority.

Your funding must go towards growth and development.
Applicant must have clear social aims and objectives, and fit one of the following descriptions:

  • – Not for private profit
  • – Asset locked
  • – Have clear policies or restrictions around profit distribution (at least 51% of profits reinvested for social aims and objectives),
  • – Must meet SME definition – less than 250 employees, turnover of fewer than 50m, and assets of less than 43m.

Does this fund sound like the one for you?

Please note: Our Investment Team will work with you to identify the most appropriate fund for your needs. So don't worry about making up your mind just yet.

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