There are grants available to fund a range of business activity including:

  • making your plant and machinery more energy efficient
  • improving the skills of your workforce
  • taking on apprentices
  • developing innovative products and processes.

Typically, you need to be creating jobs, expanding, or developing new products to qualify.  Some grants are sector dependent, eg aimed at manufacturing or construction companies.

Find out more about local grants and remember you can search for funding for FREE on this website:

You can search by category, eg business development, plant and machinery, accessing new markets, or you can carry out a more comprehensive search that will attempt to match eligibility of grants with your type of business.

If you’d like to speak to someone in our business support team for help, telephone 01274 437727 or email

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