As a new or growing business, funding will be one of your main concerns. The New Anglia Growth Hub will be your first port of call for funding, but there are a number of other grants available to specific sectors or for specific purposes such as launching a new product. Taking out a start up loan is another option.
Our Interactive Funding Pathway (PDF) provides a clear route to accessing information about some of the key funds and advice agencies via a simple click on the relevant star.
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To find out more about each Grant Programme, click on the names below to show more information and a link to their website.
New Anglia Growth Hub
The Growth Hub offers a ‘Small Grant Scheme’ and a ‘Growing Business Fund’ which can provide up to 20% of the overall costs to buy new equipment, machinery or larger premises.
New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership
The LEP offers a number of grants aimed at specific industries, including the agri-tech and oil and gas sectors, and funds to help launch new projects or obtain early growth stage investment capital.
Scale Up Programme
The Scale Up programme has been launched to support businesses with high growth potential. They will receive benefits such as access to workshops, industry experts and cross-organisational support.
TALE (Transport and Logistical Efficiencies)
TALE is a European funded project helping SMEs in Suffolk make the most of their logistics data to improve profit margins and reduce costs.
The KEEP+ programme can provide a range of match-funded grants to assist the development of your innovative new product or service.
EIRA stands for Enabling Innovation: Research to Application and is a project awarded by Research England to help businesses in the region grow and develop through intervention.
IWIC Entrepreneurs Programme
The Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre Entrepreneurs Programme has been set up to provide IWIC members and local SMEs the opportunity to grow their business and understand the challenges of running and developing an enterprise in real time.
IWIC Innovation Bridge
The project offers SMEs a free business review with innovation experts and access to specialist academic advice and expertise to develop an action plan that will support future business growth.
We in Social Tech Accelerator – Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs
The programme has been created to support ambitious women-led social tech businesses over two years. The accelerator is delivered by Nwes and supported by Deutsche Bank.
Prince’s Countryside Fund
The Prince’s Countryside Fund has grants of up to £50,000 available for projects that will provide a long-term positive impact to the individuals and communities they seek to benefit.
A range of funding schemes can help businesses cut energy use. For advice on funding a specific project idea, contact the Green Suffolk team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01473 260710.
The UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme provides grant funding to industrial research and capital projects to encourage innovation in UK civil aerospace.
Manufacturing Growth Programme
The Manufacturing Growth Programme supports and drives growth in local economies. Supporting SME Manufacturers to grow by identifying, understanding and removing barriers to growth and enabling sustainable business improvement.
Government Start Up Loan
Start Up Loans is a government-backed scheme helping individuals start or grow a business in the UK. Alongside the low-interest loan, successful applicants can access free mentoring from experienced advisors.
Foundation East Business Loans
Foundation East provide finance and support for people with viable business plans. You can access up to £100,000 of loan funding for your business.
Mercia Fund Managers Business Loans
Business loans from £50,000 to £1 million for a variety of purposes, investing in all sectors and all over the UK.