Residents of, and energy sector entrepreneurs operating in, Selby and Ainsty are encouraged to consider applying for Centrica’s business accelerator program to obtain funding to develop their businesses and ideas. Further details from Centrica regarding the program, for which the application deadline is 31 January, are provided below:
The brightest entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs from Yorkshire & Humber have the chance to gain financial investment and support through The Ignite ‘Big Energy Idea’ Accelerator Programme – to turn their innovative energy idea into a reality. The only criteria is that the idea must make a positive difference to society. Successful applicants will receive a package of pre-investment support including specialist knowledge from Centrica experts, as well as the opportunity to apply for investment.
Ignite is the UK’s first impact investment fund that focuses on energy, providing firms with the funding and expertise they need to help achieve their potential and make a positive impact on society. Since 2014, the programme has supported more than 25 enterprises across the country, committing investment totalling £8 million so far to businesses that are passionate about building a better and more energy efficient future.
Enterprises must submit their applications to the Big Energy Idea before 31 January. If shortlisted, they will be asked to pitch to a panel of industry and social enterprise experts in February.
You can find out more and apply here: ignitesocialenterprise.com