Growth Hub Grants Facilitator appointed on the islands

Image of Milena Fallows, Growth Hub Grants Facilitator for the Council of the Isles of Scilly

We’re delighted to announce that Milena Fallows is now undertaking the role of ‘Grants Facilitator’ for the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub team that is encouraging applications for Good Growth grants from island businesses.

You can find information about the business grants on offer on the Growth Hub website. Whilst we have previously alerted business owners on Scilly to the Shared Prosperity funding, we appreciate that it can be hard to keep up with the various funding rounds and application criteria.

This new island-based grants facilitator role is intended to make it less daunting for people on Scilly to apply for Growth Hub funding pots. If you think your business could benefit from a grant, or you would just like some further information about the funding available, don’t hesitate to email Mimi at to express your interest or arrange a chat.

Cllr Sims, Lead Member for Economy, Tourism and Transport said: “I’m really pleased that Mimi has been appointed to this role. Her experience leading on the Council’s Voucher Scheme means that she already has a firm understanding of the needs of businesses on the islands and that she is ideally placed to help people running businesses on Scilly who may benefit from Growth Hub grants. I encourage anyone who thinks their business could benefit from grant funding to get in touch with Mimi so she can assist you with the process of making a grant application, support you to develop your project and explain how to make grant claims.”

The Growth Hub is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund as part of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Good Growth Programme. The aim is to realise the potential of businesses in the region and to make the economy more resilient, more equal and more prosperous.  

Further information

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub  

The Growth Hub has received £16,006,000 funding, which includes grant funding for businesses, from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The Growth Hub work with local businesses, including self-employed people and not for profit organisations and people that want to start a business to find the right support to help them to grow.   

With a friendly team of locally based experts, they work directly with businesses to help identify and access support, skills training and grant funding and keep in touch to help them achieve their goals.  

Kirsty Miles-Musgrave, Investment Operations Manager  
Tel: 07399 528676 / / @growthskillshub 

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK by investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit:

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Good Growth Fund

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly have been allocated £132million for local investment through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, with a further £5.6m from the Rural England Prosperity Fund. With a focus on green and inclusive growth, we’ll use our portion to achieve Good Growth for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, providing opportunities for communities and businesses and giving residents access to new jobs and training.


Publishing date: 
Wednesday, 6 September, 2023