News and events

Cash on offer to Bicester businesses

21/07/2014 | NEWS

One of the first business owners to receive advertising and website grants from Cherwell District Council has encouraged others to take advantage of the scheme.

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Innovation Support Vouchers. Up to £5,000

18/07/2014 | NEWS

As the economic climate strengthens, Government funds are starting to appear as part of a national strategy aimed at boosting economic growth. From now until March 2015, funding has been made available for Oxfordshire SMEs to develop their businesses.

The Oxfordshire Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and the Regional Growth Fund, has been named as a delivery partner to provide Innovation Support Vouchers to organisations across Oxfordshire.

Up to £5,000 per voucher to develop your organisation.

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Happy Birthday Begbroke – 15th Anniversary of the Begbroke Science Park

20/06/2014 | NEWS

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Growing Places Fund - Loan Fund for Business Growth Opens

02/06/2014 | NEWS

The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) has a further £400,000 Growing Places Fund available. OxLEP is inviting bids that support projects that facilitate sustainable economic growth and to act as a catalyst for proposals that enable investment into the creation of new private sector jobs.

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Briefing Note on European Funding 2014-2020

13/05/2014 | NEWS

European Funding Programmes operate on a 7 year funding cycle. The latest cycle is the
2014 to 2020 Programme, which officially began on 1st January 2014 although the finer
details are still being agreed. EU Funding streams distributed through the UK Government
are known as the European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF). There are other funding
streams directly managed from Europe (e.g. Horizon 2020, which funds research &
development).

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Driving Ambition - Business and Learning in Partners

08/05/2014 | EVENT

Location:

North Oxfordshire Academy - Thursday 8th May 2014

4.30pm - 7.15pm

What better way of ensuring that our future work-force leave school with increased transferable skills and a level of business acumen than getting yourself, or your business, involved at the grassroots: making it real for students. Started as a concept in Banbury 2 years ago Driving Ambition has already encouraged many local businesses to forge relationships with local schools. We’ve enhanced the curriculum through business driven projects and student mentoring. 

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