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Innovate UK launches new 3-year programme for Young Innovators

The national Young Innovators Awards will go to 1830 year olds with a creative and ground-breaking ...

Government Bounce Back Loan goes live Monday 4th May 2020

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Government Bounce Back Loan goes live Monday 4th May 2020

From Monday 4 May, businesses will be able to borrow between 2,000 and 50,000, with 100% underwritten by Government, and access to the cash will occur within days.

The new scheme, which was announced by the Government on Monday, is designed to help bolster the existing package of support available to the smallest businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

These loans will be interest and repayment free for the first 12 months, and there won't be any fees. The loans will be easy to apply for through one short, standardised online application to access a network of accredited lenders. The loan should reach businesses within days - providing immediate support to those that need it as easily as possible.

Loan terms will be up to six years and the government will work with lenders to agree a low rate of interest for the remaining period of the loan.

For more information please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/small-businesses-boosted-by-bounce-back-loans?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=GovDelivery


Posted 2020-04-30 10:19:48


Marine Apprentices invited to apply for Lady Hamlyn Award

Marine Apprentices are invited to apply for the prestigious Lady Hamlyn Award which offers grants of up to 1,000 to apprentices who demonstrate outstanding commitment to their professional development in the marine sector.

The Lady Hamlyn award is aimed at Apprentices who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to their professional development in the marine sector. The award aims to help support apprentices throughout the course of their apprenticeship and ease their transition into a maritime career.

This award has been made possible by Lady Helen Hamlyn. Lady Hamlyn is the Chair of the Helen Hamlyn Trust which works to develop innovative projects, with the aim to effect lasting change, improve quality of life and create opportunities for the benefit of the public. Internationally recognised for her design aesthetics and philanthropy, Lady Hamlyn has been involved with the IMarEST and the Guild of Benevolence since the 1940's through her father who was a chief engineer.

For more information please visit:

https://www.imarest.org/awards/lady-hamlyn-award


Posted 2020-04-27 16:20:57


Innovate UK launches new 3-year programme for Young Innovators

The national Young Innovators Awards will go to 1830 year olds with a creative and ground-breaking business idea to support them in turning it into reality.

The programme will support up to 100 young people over 3 years with individuals benefitting from a 5,000 grant, one-on-one coaching and an allowance to cover living costs.

For more information please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/innovate-uk-launches-new-3-year-programme-for-young-innovators


Posted 2020-04-27 16:16:54