Grants of up £10,000 (and support and guidance) are available to small to medium sized businesses in Kent and Medway to help boost companies and increase employment. The aim of the scheme is to improve business resilience, profitability and competitiveness.
The programme will provide ‘growth grants’ to local businesses, creating new jobs and ‘new to the firm’ products. It will also support ‘pre-start’ companies and ‘start-up’ companies. Grant funding from SEBB may be used to cover the following types of expenditure:
- Business Development: funding required enabling expansion of the business (for example, new technology and related processes)
- Plant, Machinery & Equipment: costs of and installation of machinery and hardware, and training required to operate it
- Intangible Items: including costs of purchasing new IT software and training.
The programme can fund up to 30% of the cost of qualifying projects. Certain sectors are not eligible – please check.
Continuous rolling programme.
For more information and how to apply please click here.
Other Local Grants Funds
Canterbury City Council: Councillors Opportunities Fund
Councillors of Canterbury City Council can award up to £200 to a community group or organisation for a one-off project. It must help make the district a better place to live by improving social or environmental wellbeing. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme until annual budget is spent. For more information and how to apply please click here.Health & Social Care Local Grants
Kent County Council: KCC Resilience Grant
Kent County Council’s Resilience Grant, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, is awarding grants of up to £10,000 to local organisations who are supporting families in financial difficulties, with a particular emphasis on food and debt advice. The intention is to fund those organisations currently seeing an increase in demand or anticipating an increase in demand…Education & Employment Local Grants Youth
Land Securities LINK Fund
The Land Securities LINK Fund awards grants of up to £5,000 to small, local voluntary and community groups and charities in the Swanscombe/Northfleet area. Projects which benefit young people with a focus on NEETS, education and training projects with a focus on addressing employability and homelessness are eligible to apply. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. For…Local Grants
Medway Corporate Giving Fund
The Medway Corporate Giving Fund awards grants of up to £3,500 to innovative Medway-based projects which make a real difference in the local community and help those most in need. Charities will be given the opportunity to present their project to a panel of local businesses. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Decisions are made twice per year.…