SPRING supports SMEs in the same geography and sectors as PROSPER, but is for those companies with projects leading to growth and productivity improvement such as extra capacity, new / updated capabilities.
Now closed, this project was part funded by ERDF to assist SMEs to increase their capabilities, productivity & competitiveness
SME support - Main Points to Note
Companies underwent a comprehensive review with an iNet Advisor in order to establish eligibility and access support from the programme. This review meeting typically lasted 2 – 3 hours and helped the SMEs develop their growth and competitiveness plans.
Following this review, support included one or more of the following:
Supply chain/market assessment support – to help identify, scope and access new markets and sector supply chains.
Part-funding towards external costs relating to company based productivity and capability enhancement projects – via simplified application process
Businesses in these sectors may also be eligible for support from some of our other projects: