There are a number of funding opportunities on offer for businesses in West Suffolk. Please contact a member of our team for tailored advice.
Alternatively, look at the following sources which detail some of the financial support on offer for businesses in West Suffolk, whether you are a newly self-employed or and established small or medium-sized enterprise (SME):
A government-owned business development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses. Whether you’re looking for finance to start a business, grow to the next level, or stay ahead of the competition, the UK’s national development bank offers free financial tools and expert information.
Delivering Rural Investment for Vital Employment (DRIVE) is a new capital grant programme being offered by Norfolk County Council in partnership with Suffolk County Council, offering mentoring and funding support to SME’s in Norfolk and Suffolk.
Growthworks is a business growth service that has been set support the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority in delivering jobs and business growth to the region. Current support for West Suffolk businesses includes the Revenue Support Grant.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is the UK’s national innovation agency. They support business-led innovation in all sectors, technologies and UK regions – to search for Innovate UK Funding opportunities, use their Funding finder
MENTA helps businesses to grow by offering advice, training, events, networking and space. They have business unit to rent in Haverhill, Brandon and Bury St Edmunds, and also recently opened @INC, a flexible co-working space in Bury St Edmunds. They also run on behalf of West Suffolk Council the Start Up Grant, aiming to support entrepreneurs in West Suffolk with the costs of that first step to self-employment.
The New Anglia Growth Hub offers free advice and support for businesses looking to take the next step. Their current support includes the popular Small Grants Scheme, Scale Up New Anglia and the Growth through Innovation fund.
Nwes is a not-for-profit enterprise agency, providing total business support to boost self-employment and encourage enterprise, which includes their regular and free 1st Steps to Start Up courses, giving an overview of all you need to get started as an entrepreneur.
A flexible fund for both non accredited and accredited training, which will benefit both individual employees and your organisation by addressing skills gaps through training to increase competitiveness and exploit business opportunities. You could be entitled to up to 50% funding for your training!
Targeted Enterprise Training for young people starting up a business.
You can also find help and advice on the government website: GOV.UK - Business finance and support which provides an overview on alternative means of funding, such as business loans and equity investment.