Motorway at night


Grants and Funding

There are a variety of grant and funding opportunities available throughout the county that your business could be eligible for. To apply for any grant or funding, please use the links provided below.

Innovate UK Smart Grants – Part of UK Research and Innovation

UK registered organisations can access a share of up to £25million for commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas that are business focused. The grant deadline is Wednesday, 25th August. Find out more information and to apply here.

Copeland Community Fund

This fund covers a variety of areas, from Community Resilience to Health and Wellbeing to Community, Infrastructure and Environment. Visit the website here to find out more about the fund.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage 2021-22

Grants for Heritage from £3,000 to £5million are now open. Projects that boost the local economy, encourage skills development and job creation, supports wellbeing, creates better places to live and improves the reliance of organisations working in heritage will be prioritised. Projects need to prove that they are building long term environmental sustainability into their plans. Find out more here.

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF)– supported by European Regional Development Fund

The NPIF aims to reduce the North/South divide and create economic prosperity in the North. NPIF provides commercial finance through three types of product funds: Microfinance, Debt Finance and Equity Finance. These funding options are designed to plug common gaps in the provision of finance, giving your business access to funding to help it grow. Find out more here.

Eden Tourism Grants

Eden Tourism offers a small tourism marketing grant for related projects in the Eden District. A maximum of £500 is available for projects and applications can be made throughout the year. Find out more here.