Grants for equipment to enable innovation in small businesses in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding

COVID-19 Update

 The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is obviously causing anxiety to business throughout the region. At PAPI we have now taken steps to safeguard our staff including transitioning to working from home.

 Despite the challenges posed by coronavirus, our team are committed to continuing with "business as usual" ensuring our PAPI beneficiaries continue to receive high quality support. If you need our help or support, please do get in touch and we will do our best to assist. You can do this via your usual contacts, or by emailing us at


  • 40% grant for equipment that enables innovation and which generates new jobs and growth, up to a maximum grant value of £20k
  • Expert business development support to help develop funding proposals.
  • Guidance and advice available at every step of the application process from an experienced team.

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What is Innovation?

Innovation is about responding to a particular demand or business challenge through the development of new products or processes. It doesn’t have to be about the creation of a new idea or knowledge. You could be combining existing and new knowledge to solve a current challenge that adds value to your business.

PAPI can support equipment that enables the development of products that are new to the business or the market. We can also support process equipment as long as this leads to the development of a new product.