How is BIG South London funded?
BIG South London is funded by just over £6million provided from a Strategic Investment Pot (SIP) through the City of London from February 2020 until September 2023.
Who are the BIG South London partners?
BIG South London is a collaboration between the London Borough of Croydon, Merton, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton, and the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Delivery partners for Knowledge Exchange programmes include the University of Kingston, University of Roehampton, London South Bank University, Spurgeon’s College, St Mary’s University Twickenham University, Sussex Innovation Centre, University of the Arts London as well as others and Further Education Colleges along with private training organisations
Does my business need to be an SME based in South London to access the programmes, funding, and networks?
Yes, your business needs to be based in the Southwest London Boroughs of Croydon, Merton, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton, and the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in order to access the support, Grant Funding and Knowledge Exchange programmes available through BIG South London.
What support can my business access from BIG South London?
We offer virtual and hybrid support to businesses that include diagnostics, funding, collaboration with university partners, research & development grants and a vast array of Knowledge Exchange workshops to develop businesses.
Does BIG South London support charities and third-sector organisations?
Yes, the BIG South London offer is inclusive of all parts of each boroughs socio eco system, with the hope of developing and continuing to provide networking opportunities as well as support for charitable organisations and community groups.