Funding available for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Marine SME’s to exhibit at Seawork

Propel Cornwall Seawork funding

Propel Cornwall have grants of £1001 available to help marine businesses attend UK exhibitions in 2018 and also offer business support in the form of funded expert guidance, structured support, collaborative learning, as well as the unique grant scheme.

The Propel Cornwall project, from Cornwall Marine Network, is all about moving Marine SME’s in the direction they want to go by tackling one or more key issues which are an obstacle to their growth ambitions, all tailored solely for the Cornish Marine Sector.

Propel Cornwall is a European funded programme that supports the marine industry specifically in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.   It offers small to medium enterprises from this geographical area funded business support to realise their growth ambitions and a large part of the marine industry relies on exhibitions such as Seawork, to provide a place to promote, develop new products and services, sell and make new contacts in order to gain influence and visibility in the commercial marine market place.

Once businesses have passed eligibility and are registered, they will have access to a package of support, where the marine innovation mentors develop a bespoke action plan to ensure each business receives the assistance most suited to it.

This is delivered via combination of:

Propel Sessions - Peer groups, industry learning, sessions on specific topics and needs.

Grant Scheme – Small grants are available to obtain support to make innovative changes within their business and its growth

Hands on Support - Up to 5 days of bespoke assistance, tailored to business plans, targets and ambitions.

Cornwall Marine Network (CMN) who deliver the Propel Cornwall are a member owned organisation with more than 350 members, they are not-for-profit and provide an identity and voice to the marine sector in Cornwall. Over the last 15 years they have secured over £23 million for the sector adding over £230 million GVA to Cornwall’s Economy. They have improved the skills of over 5500 people, that’s 1 in 3 of the local workforce along with 30’000 young people to engage in vocational training and careers advice.

For more information on Propel Cornwall and the grant available visit:

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