Kirklees Innovation Voucher Scheme

Kirklees Innovation Voucher Scheme

Need help to turn your idea into a solution that supports business growth?

Innovate to access new markets, increase your revenue, build knowledge or save costs by becoming more efficient!

Kirklees-based businesses over one year old, with less than 250 employees can apply for grant funding of £1,500 to £5,000 towards the development of a new product, or a new or improved process.

The amount awarded will cover half your costs, up to a maximum total project cost of £10,000. The voucher must be used to part-fund an innovation project which requires the services of an external specialist supplier (including a research consultant).

How the voucher scheme works

Register your interest at

Once you have registered your interest, a growth manager will make contact to understand your proposal in more detail, work with you in advance of your application, and will provide you with a link to the application form.

You must obtain a quote for the full project cost from the specialist supplier that you wish to work with before you make an application. This should include the type of support being provided, the timescale for delivery and the total cost, including VAT.

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis by the Kirklees Business, Economy & Growth Service. Successful applicants will be notified within four weeks and must sign a Funding Agreement.

No work for which a grant is sought should have started before you have received a fully signed Funding Agreement and have contracted with Kirklees Council. Vouchers are paid once the project has started, you will then have six months to complete your project.

The innovation project must have clear potential for commercial impact but is not expected to produce a finished, commercial product or a fully embedded new process as an output of this grant.

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