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Funding and support

We have a strong track record of working in partnership with regional, national and international organisations to access the funding and support your business needs to help you grow and succeed.

Here are a few examples of funding opportunities available at Sheffield Hallam.

Sheffield Innovation Programme

Working with businesses directly on their needs, the Sheffield Innovation Programme (SIP) will provide expertise to drive innovation and transformation for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Sheffield City Region.

Our expert team will work with you to determine your needs and propose a solution. Interventions can be cross-disciplinary, bringing together academics with expertise in a wide range of business areas and sectors.

Example interventions could include

  • sector, market and environment modelling to identify ways in which to innovate
  • coaching and mentoring workshops to embed a culture of innovation in the business
  • providing highly complex, technical advice with regards to materials, equipment or processes to improve productivity and minimise waste
  • combining innovation marketing with technological developments to help businesses exploit international market opportunities
  • simulation of the production process to identify bottlenecks, followed by recommendations for corrective actions and an implementation plan

SIP is funded through the Economic Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and delivered in partnership with the University of Sheffield.

For more information call 0114 225 5000 or complete our online enquiry form.

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Sheffield City Region Skills Bank

The Skills Bank is an exciting new service which invests in skills and expertise to drive business growth. It is designed to bring about a new culture in the skills system by empowering local employers to choose and invest in the skills that they need.

The £17 million fund, comprising funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) and Sheffield City Region Growth Funding, is being managed locally by PwC and is open to businesses based in the Sheffield City Region.

A wide range of Sheffield Hallam University courses are now eligible for funding through the Sheffield City Region Skills Bank, ranging from a one day short course on social media for business, to a one year Certificate of Higher Education in Management.

We're also able to work in partnership with you to develop and deliver bespoke training solutions, specifically targeted to your business needs.

You will need to complete an eligibility check and skills assessment to determine whether you can access Skills Bank funding support for our courses.

To find out more call 0114 225 5000 or email business@shu.ac.uk

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Apprenticeship funding

A higher and degree apprenticeship is a great way to develop your team. Thanks to the government’s apprentice levy, you can get vital funding to cover your costs.

Sheffield Hallam University are approved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to deliver a wide range of higher and degree apprenticeships from level 4 (equivalent to the first year of a Bachelor's degree course) to level 7 (equivalent to a Master's degree).

We can help you navigate the apprenticeship system and support you on how to use the apprenticeship levy.

For more information on funding for our higher and degree apprenticeship schemes contact 0114 225 5000 or email business@shu.ac.uk

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Funded internships

Your organisation could also benefit from support to find and employ a student or graduate intern, providing short term support for your business whilst also helping to develop the next generation of talent. Visit our internships page for more information.

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Talk to us about how we can help your organisation now

Speak to our team on: 0114 225 5000
Email: business@shu.ac.uk 
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