SME Support: call in the Heart of the South West (OC16R16P 0306)

Call for project's enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises (enterprise and incubation space) in the Heart of the South West


This call is looking to enhance the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises in the Heart of the South West by promoting entrepreneurship, supporting the creation and the extension of advanced capacities for products, services and development and supporting the capacity of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises to grow in regional, national and international markets and to engage in innovation processes.

For more information, download the call specification.


Projects put forward under this call must cover part of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership area.


Up to £2,000,000 is available through this call in the transition region and £1,000,000 in the more developed region. A minimum value of £500,000 of funding can be applied for.


Outline application deadline: 27 October 2017 (rolling call - applications will be assessed on receipt).

Completion date

It is anticipated that funding from this call will be awarded for up to 3 years.

How to apply

To apply for funding under this call you will need to complete and send the Outline Application form to the email address provided in the call document. The guidance provides information to help you complete the form. The form and guidance can be found here.

You are also advised to read the details in the call documents in order to produce an application that complies with the requirements and meets the needs set out in the Operational Programme. All this information, the related guidance and the European Regional Development Fund Operational Programme can be found from our home page.

What happens next

If your outline application is successful, we’ll contact you and ask you to make a full application.

Contact details

If you have a question, contact

Call reference number: OC16R16P 0306

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