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Rural Enterprise News: 16 January

January is a time many of us make plans for ourselves and for our businesses. We hope the events and opportunities in this newsletter can help you reach your goals for 2023.

Green Heat Innovation Support Programme: This fund is to encourage the growth of the green heat market in Scotland, supporting innovation and capital investment. Three different levels of support are available, depending on the type pf project. Open to companies of any size based in Scotland or looking to invest in Scotland. Find out more here.

Would you Make a Good Mentor? If you are interested, or you know anyone who might be interested, in being a mentor or a mentee then please visit the GrowBiz Mentoring Programme webpage or share our flyer, which you can download here.

Inverness Chamber of Commerce International Bitesize Training: This shorter version of the full training workshop is designed to cover the essentials when it comes to International Trade for businesses that export. Find the next available dates here.

Digital Technology Awards 2023: Applications for these awards are now open until 5pm on Wednesday 22nd February 2023. They highlight innovation, expertise and ambition of large and small businesses within the tech sector, as well as the people involved. Enter now.

VACMA Fife and Perth & Kinross: The Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards have reopened for Fife and Perth and Kinross. Offering small grants to visual artists and craft makers for their creative development, there are two levels of bursaries: £750 for established artists and £500 for those in their early career stages. The deadline is Tuesday 7 February 2023. Find out more and apply here.

Caring Futures Community Learning Session: How could becoming a self-employed carer benefit you and your community? Attend a friendly information session by GrowBiz Scotland and the Care and Wellbeing Collective on the 24th of January at 1:30pm to find out more about becoming a self-employed carer in Crieff and Comrie. More information and tickets available here, or just come along to Strathearn Arts, Crieff, at the time stated.

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