Funding & Business Programmes

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UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF)

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is a central pillar of the UK government’s ambitious Levelling Up agenda and a significant component of its support for places across the UK. It provides £2.6 billion of new funding for local investment by March 2025, with all areas of the UK receiving an allocation from the Fund via a funding formula rather than a competition. It will help places right across the country deliver enhanced outcomes.

The UKSPF will support the UK government’s wider commitment to level up all parts of the UK by delivering on multiple levelling up objectives.

Huntingdonshire District Council has secured £1.5 million for eight new projects to be delivered under the government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Huntingdonshire Digital Manufacturing Growth Programme

The Huntingdonshire Digital Manufacturing Growth Programme is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund with Huntingdonshire District Council, part of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. This programme is delivered by Oxford Innovation Advice.

This programme looks at the operations of the business, seeks to support with efficiencies and identify projects that utilise digital solutions. 

The programme offers engagement with local Digital Manufacturing Advisor, Digital Diagnostic GROWTHmapper, a Digital Action plan, Capital grant Funding (amount dependent on the project) and an exclusive Peer Network.


Green Business Impact Programme

Are you interested in reducing your carbon footprint, improving energy efficiency, cutting utility costs, and showing your customers how you are moving towards net zero?

Open to small and medium-sized enterprises, including ltd companies and sole traders, with commercial premises in Cambridge, Huntingdonshire, or South Cambridgeshire.

Organisations will be supported to understand their current carbon emissions and develop a 5 year Net Zero roadmap to help facilitate their sustainability journey. We are dedicated to helping you through this process.

Created by Cambridge City Council, Huntingdonshire District Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Growth Hub and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. This programme is jointly delivered by Allia and PECT.

As part of this programme, you will receive Expert guidance, Capital Grants of up to £5000, the opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint and Alumni benefits.

BIPC Jumpstart

BIPC Jumpstart is a grants and support programme for start-up businesses.

This specific programme has been funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It is being delivered by the Business & IP Centre Cambridgeshire & Peterborough on behalf of Huntingdonshire District Council.

Finalists will pitch their business to our judges and have the opportunity to get up to £25K in grants for capital expenditure!

The BIPC understand that the path to business success can be challenging. Especially for those in the early stages of their entrepreneurial journey. That's why BIPC Jumpstart is committed to providing financial assistance, and access to a wide range of invaluable resources.

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Huntingdonshire Business Accelerator

Huntingdonshire Business Accelerator is a fully funded business support resource dedicated to providing tailored support for those just starting out or businesses who are newly established but would like help to grow.

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, or already managing a young business within Huntingdonshire, you will be eligible to take part in this fully funded opportunity.

The Huntingdonshire Business Accelerator understands that each business, whether start-up or established, is unique. Their tailored approach ensures that you receive the support you need, when you need it. From general business advice & information, overcoming specific challenges, engaging workshops, one-on-one mentoring and peer network support we are committed to your success.

Your partner to success. Join the journey to accelerate your business growth and unlock your business potential with this tailored, comprehensive support.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01480 388 074


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