Spark is a 5 step programme designed to give you the insight, tools and knowledge to take your idea forward. The unique programme offers a mixture of workshops, events, guidance and 1:1 support via a dedicated business mentor. You will have the opportunity to pitch your idea and be selected for grant funding and a chance to test trade your idea. Backed by the Cornwall Innovation Centres, Plymouth University, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and local businesses, Spark is a European Regional Development Funded project.
Spark for Women
Building on the positive impact of the Empowering Smart Women project, Spark for Women encourages women to become a network, working together to achieve their individual goals. The programme provides high quality business start up support, personal development, networking, specialist 1:1 coaching, ongoing progress reviews and dedicated mentoring. The programme is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
European Structural and Investment Funds
The project is receiving up to £800,000 of funding from the England European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) are the Managing Authorities for European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund funding through the Growth Programme, funds established by the European Union to help local areas stimulate their economic development. By investing in projects the funds will help to support innovation, businesses, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/england-2014-to-2020-european-structural-and-investment-funds.