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Free, confidential and impartial support and grants for small and medium-sized companies and start-up businesses, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

The European Regional Development Fund supports projects that help local areas grow by funding investment in innovation, small and medium-sized businesses, employment and job creation. View more on individual ERDF programmes below:

 

Essex Growth Programme

Providing free, confidential and impartial support to businesses seeking to grow and individuals wishing to establish a new business, with help and advice via a team of professional business advisors, combining onsite support and capital grants to enable sustainable growth, job creation and resilience. For further information, please contact the Nwes team today.

What the grant can support:

Investment in the purchase and installation of equipment, machinery, technology, processes or improvements to business premises that create extra capacity and enable growth or create jobs.

What the grant can’t support:

Paying-off debts or refinancing; purchasing stock, land or buildings; building maintenance or renewal; research and development costs, financial investments; salaries, travel, subsistence, training or accreditations; ongoing normal business costs (i.e. business rates, overheads etc.); costs associated meeting with a statutory or legislative requirement.

 

Signpost 2 Grow

Providing access to information and free, confidential and impartial support within the GCGP LEP area (Cambridgeshire plus surrounding districts). The focus is on free, confidential and impartial ‘wrap-around’ support to businesses seeking to grow and individuals wishing to establish a new business with help and advice via a team of professional business advisors, combining online services with onsite support and capital grants to enable sustainable growth, job creation and resilience. For further information, please visit the website.

 

New Anglia Growth Programme

Providing free, confidential and impartial information and support across Norfolk and Suffolk. Businesses seeking to grow and individuals wishing to establish a new business are able to access help and advice via the telephone, online, and through a team of professional business growth advisors, with assistance including grants, mentoring and coaching, finance and tax advice. For further information, please visit the website.

 

Business Energy Efficiency (BEE) Anglia

BEE Anglia provides free support to SMEs in Norfolk and Suffolk to help them become more energy efficient. Three types of support are available: energy reviews (energy experts conduct a free, impartial, independent onsite reviews to identify the best cost- and carbon-saving opportunities); grant funding (to support SMEs investing in energy efficiency measures); Carbon Charter accreditation (help your business stand out from the crowd with this fully-funded accolade). For further information, please visit the website.

 

Business Energy Efficiency (BEE) Cambridge & Peterborough

The Business Energy Efficiency (BEE) programme provides free support to SMEs within the GCGP LEP area (Cambridgeshire plus surrounding districts) to help them become more energy efficient. Two types of support are available: energy reviews (energy experts conduct a free, impartial, independent onsite reviews to identify the best cost- and carbon-saving opportunities); grant funding (to support SMEs investing in energy efficiency measures). For further information, please visit the web page.

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