Eden, Cumbria, The Lake District – A natural choice for business

Time is running out to apply for the Cumbria Growth Fund

07 September 2016

With almost £3.4m already committed time is running out to apply for grant funding through the Cumbria Growth Fund.

Manufacturing businesses (including artisan producers) or those providing services to manufacturing of any size throughout Cumbria are eligible to apply for funding of between £10,000 and £1m, as are inward investors. Unfortunately start-up businesses are not eligible.

A wide range of businesses from across the county are already benefiting from the funding, between them creating or safeguarding 417 jobs. These include:

Allerdale – Gen II, Harbourside Products, Keswick Brewery, King Kong Climbing Walls, NT Precision, Shaun Bell Electrical, Tweddle Engineering, Wild & Fruitful

Barrow – NW Total Engineering, Optech Fibres

Carlisle – Autosport Logitical Solutions, Bells Fishmongers, Grafix Signs, JMT Trade, Jobling Purser, More Handles

Copeland - Ennerdale Brewery

Eden - North Lakes Foods, Quattro Products, South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society

South Lakeland – Burlington Slate, CN Metal Work, Fuel Exhausts, Ginger Bakers, Kendal Nutricare, Lakestone, Oxley Group, Pintail Candles, Storth

If you’re a small or medium sized enterprise (up to 250 full time equivalent employees) a Growth Hub adviser is available free of charge to help with an Expression of Interest and any subsequent application, and to help you access any other relevant support available to you. Contact info@cumbriagrowthhub.co.uk or call 0844 257 8450 to arrange.

If you’re a larger business please contact suzanne@cumbriachamber.co.uk  for more information.

Cumbria Growth Fund is a Regional Growth Fund programme funded by the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy. The Cumbria Growth Fund is delivered by Cumbria Chamber of Commerce in partnership with CN Media and UNW LLP.