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HELP TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Register your interest below Take your business to the next level with the government’s new Help to Grow programme. The programme will help small and medium sized businesses across the UK learn new skills, reach new customers and boost profits. You could get: an Executive Development programme that could help you improve business performance and...

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Wind down of the furlough scheme begins this week…

Furlough funding will be cut from Thursday. From then (1st July 2021), employers will have to contribute 10% to their furloughed workers’ wages. Furloughed employee must still get 80% to a max of £2,500 per month for unworked hours. Job Retention Scheme will pay 70% to a maximum of £2,187.50 per month. Employer must pay...

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Journey to Net Zero

Journey to Net Zero is a fully funded online programme exclusively for SMEs in Greater Manchester that are at an early stage on the path to net zero emissions. Via group workshops, study material and one-to-one advice, environmental specialists will guide you through what net zero means for your business and how to prioritise action....

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PRESS RELEASE

RIO FERDINAND FOUNDATION, OLDHAM ENTERPRISE TRUST AND OLDHAM OPPORTUNITY AREA LAUNCH NEW INITIATIVE TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE BE MORE ENTERPRISING AND EMPLOYABLE The Rio Ferdinand Foundation has joined forces with Oldham Enterprise Trust, the Oldham Opportunity Area, local partners, and business leaders in a new initiative to help young people from Oldham bolster their career...

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Help fund Oldham Enterprise Trust at no cost to you!!

Amazon’s annual Prime Day event will be held on 21 - 22 June and this year, AmazonSmile is increasing the donation rate for Prime members. All Prime members who activate AmazonSmile in their Amazon mobile app between now and the end of Prime Day will generate a 10x donation (that’s 5%!) on their first AmazonSmile-eligible...

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Strengthened support package to be deployed to control spread of COVID-19

New Coronavirus guidance has been issued to people in the borough and across Greater Manchester. Along with authorities throughout Greater Manchester and Lancashire, additional testing, tracing, isolation and vaccine support measures are now being deployed. Testing and vaccinations will, in combination with measures such as washing hands, wearing a face covering, maintaining social distance, and...

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New on AmazonSmile – Sign up in the app

We are happy to share that your supporters can now use the Amazon Shopping app on their mobile phone to sign up for AmazonSmile and select The Oldham Enterprise Trust Cio as their favourite charity. This is a great opportunity to engage with your supporters to help increase your AmazonSmile donations. You can use the...

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Mental Well Being in Entrepreneurship

Projects Beyond Borders is currently co-ordinating a European Erasmus Plus Funded project 'EntreMWB' which aims to develop practical and reflective learning materials that support and promote Mental Well-Being (MWB) amongst European entrepreneurs. The application was developed as a consequence of the concern expressed in the workshops within the World Economic Forum in Davos 2019, when they...

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Deadline approaches for SME Brexit support grant

Smaller businesses have until the end of next month to apply for grants to help them adapt to new customs and tax rules when trading with the EU. The £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund offers eligible UK traders grants of up to £2,000 to access practical support, including training for new customs, rules of...

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Recovery Loan Scheme opens for applications

The Recovery Loan Scheme, a new scheme to support access to finance for UK businesses as they recover and grow following the pandemic, opens to applications from today. The scheme, announced at the Budget on 3 March 2021, is scheduled to run until 31 December 2021, subject to review. The new scheme will support borrowing...

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