Improving Your Business

Improving Your Business

Growth Hub ERDF

A great package of support tailored to your individual business needs to help you make your business more profitable and competitive and grow.

Support on offer includes:

  • Business review leading to a personalised action plan
  • One-to-one expert general business advice plus specialist guidance on marketing, sales, production, HR, finance, digital and more
  • Consultancy Subsidy supporting your investment in growth
  • Cumbria Forum development forum
  • Supply chain support
  • A stimulating range of workshops and events
  • Personalised links into other relevant support


ERDF eligible small and medium size businesses based in Cumbria with up to 250 full time equivalent employees with an annual turnover of less than £40 million. Please note that some sector exclusions do apply.

You cannot have received/be receiving more than Euro 200,000 of De Minimis support in the last 3 years, including the value of any support you access under this initiative.

If you’re not eligible for ERDF funding, check out alternative support on offer


Free of charge to eligible businesses.

Delivered by

This support is delivered by Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and Lancaster University Management School.


The project is receiving £2, 528,767 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020, with a £5,057,533 project total. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit

Other Funding

Other funding is provided by Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Lancaster University, Allerdale Borough Council/Sellafield Ltd’s Social Impact Investment Fund, Barrow Borough Council/Furness Economic Development Forum’s Coastal Communities Project, Eden District Council, Carlisle City Council and South Lakeland District Council.

  • European Regional Development Fund
  • Cumbria Chamber of Commerce
  • Lancaster University Management School
  • South Lakeland District Council
  • Borough of Barrow-In-Furness
  • Allerdale Borough Council
  • Carlisle City Council
  • Eden District Council

Get in Touch

Contact us today for help and advice on starting or growing your business.

Tel: 0844 257 8450