Please note: This programme is now closed.

We would advise potential applicants to discuss their project proposal with us prior to making a formal application to gain early feedback on your ideas and help develop the proposal.

The technical support from C-Tech Innovation will also provide more detailed advice on relevant funding levels etc. This is not a mandatory requirement but if you would like to access this support, please complete an Expression of Interest Form and return via email to cfg.enquiries@chester.ac.uk ; this will provide the Programme Delivery Team with a brief introduction to your project idea and is an opportunity for you to state how it will meet the Catalyst for Growth objectives.

At this stage, if all eligibility criteria have been met and your project is viable you will be invited to submit a full application – see forms below. This will require significantly more information about your company and details of how the project will work, including information on job outputs and leverage.

If however you have read all the guidance and feel your business meets all eligibility criteria and you do not require further assistance prior to the application stage, then we would welcome your direct submission of the completed application form by the relevant deadline date.

All applicants should refer to the guidance below which provides more information on eligibility criteria and project outcomes:

Summary guidance for applicants’ document

Detailed guidance for applicants’ document

Application form

Application Appendix 1

Application Appendix 2

SME Declaration

THIS PROGRAMME IS NOW CLOSED

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