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We partner with organisations to help with funding and other support for your business.

Energy Cost Support for Businesses

On 8 September 2022 the Government announced that businesses and other non-domestic energy users will be offered support equivalent to that being provided for consumers for a period of six months.

After this initial six month scheme, the Government will provide ongoing, focused support for vulnerable industries. A review three months into the initial scheme will consider where this focused support should be targeted to help those most in need.

While this scheme will be funded by the Government, action is being taken to reform and address the long term issues in the UK’s energy sector.

The Government will publish further details shortly. In the meantime, if you need help or advice about your energy bills you can visit Getting help if your business can't afford its energy bills.

Solent Growth Hub

A gateway to information and advice on a range of funding and support options for businesses in the Solent region.

Solent Growth Hub website

Solent Apprenticeship and Skills Hub

Free and impartial service to find the right skills and apprenticeship solutions for businesses.

Solent Apprenticeship and Skills Hub website

GetSet Solent

A business support programme delivering specialist, fully funded access to finance, grants and marketing support for businesses with the ambition to grow.

GetSet Solent website

Growing digital with DNASix

Free support to help you grow your business using a range of digital tools and techniques.

DNASix website

Low Carbon Across the South and East (LoCASE)

Grant funding to help you grow your business through low carbon/eco-innovation solutions.

LoCase website

Help to Grow

Allows access to government-funded expertise to grow your business through management and digital support.

Help to Grow website

Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW)

Support to upskill your employees with fully funded training courses.

SSW website

The Rebel Business School

The Rebel Business School: Rebel on Demand will give you the information, inspiration and practical help you need to get your business idea up and running. They’ve collected videos, podcasts, blogs and information from their live events to give you a service you can enjoy free every day at any time.

Rebel on Demand

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