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Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce

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News roundup from Dorset Gateway

Dorset Gateway is Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership’s growth hub. We’re here to help businesses across Dorset find the right advice, support and funding to enable them to grow and prosper. This is the latest edition of our newsletter.

Smart Grant Opportunities

UK registered organisations can apply for grant funding of between £100,000 to £2 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.  The current round of funding closes on the 27th July 2022.

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Net Zero Hydrogen Fund

The Net Zero Hydrogen Fund is now available to support the commercial redeployment of new low carbon hydrogen production projects.

The fund will provide grant funding of between £80,000 and £15 million to support development expenditure for front end engineering design (FEED) and post-FEED studies for low carbon hydrogen production facilities.

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Go Green with Free access to Climate Essentials

Local businesses across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole with up to 250 employees are now eligible for a year of exclusive FREE ACCESS to the Climate Essentials platform – helping them manage and track their carbon emissions.

To sign up simply email ClimateEssentials@bcpcouncil.gov.uk and include your business name, sector, number of employees and contact information.

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Apprenticeships 2.0 Conference

Join Dorset Careers Hub on the 29th June at their 1-day conference for HR & Business Leaders.

The conference is designed to tackle the staffing issues facing companies and industries, whilst creating greater opportunities for all.

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National Manufacturing Day

On 7th July 2022, Make UK is encouraging manufacturers to open their doors in a UK wide event.

This initiative will give local communities the chance to see potential careers and jobs on offer within the wonderfully diverse manufacturing sector.  The aim of the event is to engage with a wide range of individuals from different age groups and at different stages of their careers, such as school leavers, graduates and people looking to reskill.

For Make UK and Manufacturers, this is an opportunity to showcase the diversity of the sector, the range of highly skilled jobs on offer and the amazing opportunities for reskilling and career development within manufacturing in the UK.

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Plastic Packaging Tax

From 1 April 2022, you must register for Plastic Packaging Tax if you’ve manufactured or imported 10 or more tonnes of plastic packaging within the last 12 months, or if you plan to do so in the next 30 days.

Businesses are advised to check they are meeting their obligations.

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