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Funding

If you are looking for funding for your business, there are a wide range of funders and programmes that can help:

To find the most suitable funding that your business is eligible for, you can either:

  • Contact us and speak to one of our trained Business Navigators. They can provide FREE and impartial information, advice, and signposting. They will show you which funding is suitable for your business needs.

OR

  • Browse the list below for details of some of the funders that are available. Click through to learn more, find out eligibility criteria and to apply.

Find the right support for your business, so that you can grow and thrive.

Tilbury Business Grants (Tilbury CLLD)

CASH BACK GRANTS FOR EQUIPMENT AND CONSULTANCY

What is it?

Whether you need new equipment, marketing or consultancy, the Tilbury CLLD Business grants could cover 50% of the costs for projects from £2000 to £8000.

Who is it for?

Your business must be based in the Tilbury CLLD area

  • Small and medium sizes enterprises
  • Sole traders
  • You must not have previously received a grant via Tilbury CLLD

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South East Business Boost (SEEB)

Cash back grants for equipment and consultancy

What is it?

Whether you need new equipment, IT software or training, the SEBB programme could cover up to 30% of the costs, with Growth Grants available ranging from £1,000 to £10,000.

Funding is available to support participating businesses to grow.

Who is it for?

  • Small and medium sizes enterprises
  • Sole traders
  • You must not have previously received support via SEBB

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LoCASE2 (Low Carbon Across the Southeast)

Match funding to help businesses become more energy efficient

40% match-funded grants of up to £10,000 to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint

  • Most SME businesses can apply for an Energy Efficiency grant to be spent on parts and installation costs for items such as; building improvements, heat exchangers, an energy efficient motor and other ways of making their business more energy efficient.
  • For organisations operating in the Low Carbon, Environmental Goods and Services sector (LCEGS), grants are available for businesses to expand and develop.

Find out more

LoCASE2 Electric Vehicles

Grants for electric vehicles

Funding is available to help you purchase an electric vehicle for your business.

  • £5K limit to grants for electric vehicles.
  • Funding to cover the up-front payment only and NOT any ongoing finance agreement.
  • Value ceiling of £35k, however if costs exceed this due to specialist needs (such as lifting or racking) this can be looked at.
  • Emissions limits for Cars is CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 112km (70 miles) without any emissions at all and Small Vans less than 2,500 kilograms (kg) gross vehicle weight, have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 96km (60 miles) without any emissions at all.

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Manufacturing Growth Programme 2 (MGP2)

Up to 33.4% match funded grant to help SME Manufacturers to grow

The Manufacturing Growth Programme will work with to identify, understand, and remove any barriers to grow.  They offer matched funding for up 33.4% for:

  • Revenue grant for consultancy £5-10k
  • Capital grant for equipment, premises development, machinery and more. Less than £25k

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I-Construct

Grants aimed at companies in the construction industry or part of the construction industry supply chain.

This is a supply chain development project offering 30% match funding grants for between £1-20k.

Who is it for?

  • SMEs in the construction and built environment sector
  • Entrepreneurs wanting to enter the sector
  • Companies wanting to join the sector’s supply chain
  • Companies from other sectors, that are already in the construction and built environment supply chain

Register Here

TALE (Transport and Logistics Efficiencies)

Funding for projects that use data analytics as part of a logistics function

The TALE programme will fund up to 40% of your total project spend (with your company funding the other 60%). This can include elements of capital, revenue, software and consultancy costs.
• TALE Lite grants are worth between £1-2k and are available to help you purchase software and initial consultancy advice related to data.
• TALE Grants are worth between £1-10k and are available to support software, consultancy, or the purchase of equipment.

Examples include:

  • Software applications including tracking systems, warehouse management, stock control, security tools and market intelligence software
  • Consultants to advise on, or help implement a data use solution
  • Equipment for data collection and processing such as computers, ipads, telephones etc.

Register Here

Data Analytic Innovation Vouchers - ESRC

Get access to data researchers

Unlock funding for organisations to engage with cutting-edge data expertise. This grant funded scheme gives you access to renowned data researchers to work for you on a project of your choice. Their expertise unlocks the hidden value in your data.

They can help businesses to understand what powerful data they have at their fingertips and how best to use it.

Find out more

Innovate UK

Funding for business and research collaborations to accelerate innovation

Innovate UK has a strong business focus.  They work to drive growth by working with companies to de-risk, enable and support innovation.

They connect businesses to partners, customers and investors that can help them turn ideas into commercially successful products and services and business growth.  They provide funding to businesses and research collaborations that are looking to accelerate innovation and drive business investment into research and development.

This support is available to businesses across all economic sectors, value chains and UK regions.

Register Here

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