The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership is calling for local businesses wanting to grow and create new jobs to apply for grants up to £500,000 through the Growing Business Fund. Businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk may apply for a grant of up to 20% of the total cost of the expansion project, which can be used to leverage funding from other sources such as banks and other financial organisations.

The Fund is delivered by New Anglia LEP in partnership with Suffolk County Council and Finance East.


Is your business eligible?

  • Are you an established and growing business?
  • Are you looking to invest, expand and recruit new staff?
  • Are you seeking capital funding to make this happen?

If so the Growing Business Fund could be for you.


How to apply


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The New Anglia Growth Hub can:

  • Meet you face-to-face to discuss your growth plans
  • Advise on eligibility to apply
  • Help identify possible sources of match funding
  • Provide guidance on the application forms
  • Support you throughout the process

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What we’ve delivered so far

To date, the Growing Business Fund has awarded grants worth £15.6 million to 300 businesses in the East, forecasted to create more than 2,100 jobs and secure nearly £100m in private investment.

As part of a relaunch of the Growing Business Fund, four new businesses feature in a new marketing campaign and funding call launched in July 2016. To read more on these businesses, and others that have benefited from the Growing Business Fund, click on the image (right).



Guidance and contacts

More information and guidance can be found at Grant Programmes Guidance.

If you are interested in applying for a grant or want to discuss your expansion plans, please contact the New Anglia Growth Hub on 0300 333 6536 or  who will assist you with the grant application process or advise you as to possible alternative business support programmes should you be ineligible.

The New Anglia Growth Hub has produced a Webinar giving more information on the Growing Business Fund. Click on the image to view it.

Please note, we cannot be held responsible for any advice on eligibility you receive from third parties with respect to the grant programmes and we will not accept Expression of Interest forms through any route other than the Growth Hub whose services are free of charge.