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Rural Enterprise News: 17 April

Step into the Arts

This Youth Scotland fund for Scotland-based young people aged 5 – 25 (or up to 30 in some circumstances) will provide support and opportunities for taking either their first step or their next step into the arts. Individuals, teams of two and groups of three or more young people can apply. The initial deadline is Monday 1st May. Find out more here.

Find Out More About Joining Perthshire Artisans, Online, Thu 20 April, 10:00 – 11:00

Perthshire Artisans, set up and run by GrowBiz, supports artists and makers living and/or working in Perthshire and running a small creative business on either a part or full time basis. It offers members a unique opportunity to connect with local creatives, support each other and be supported, in addition to benefiting from promotional and e-commerce opportunities.This session will go into the benefits and membership in more detail, and provides an opportunity to ask questions ahead of submitting an application by the deadline of Thursday 27 April.

Historic Environment Grants

This programme is to support projects that closely relate to and will benefit a Scottish historic environment asset. The programme is open to all types of organisations, but expects to mainly support not-for-profits. Three different funding streams with different grant levels are available. Find out more here.

Geovation Accelerator Programme

This programme has been designed to help founders of start ups grow their business and solve real world challenges using geospatial and property data. Get 12 months support worth over £100,000, with up to £20,000 funding, access to data, coaching, support, workshops and more. Find out more here.

Inverness Chamber Speed Networking Event

Meet every person in the room with this fun and energetic networking event, followed by a buffet lunch, on Wed 3 May 12:00 - 14:00. Be sure to take plenty of business cards and prepare a one minute pitch in advance. £25.00 +VAT for members and £40.00 +VAT for others. Booking by noon on Wednesday 26th April. Find out more here.

Highlands Growing Business Growth Programme

This fund is designed to support the development of existing small and medium-sized businesses in the Highlands that are looking to grow and expand. A business plan is required. Find out more here.

OU Skills for Business Roadshows

The Skills for Business Roadshow by The Open University (OU) in Scotland is coming to various locations around Scotland, including Moray, Boat of Garten, Ayrshire and Fife, between 20 April and 4 May offering advice, business insight and potential funding for training. You can find out more details about the roadshows and to book your place here.

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