Business grants and funding

We aim to support our local economy as much as possible and know that it's not always easy to get the business funding you need.

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South Norfolk E-Commerce Platform Build Programme - available now

This programme aims to support the expansion and development of a group of 25 existing small businesses trading in the South Norfolk district area. The programme will pay a specified service supplier to work with the 25 businesses on the programme to train them on the core principles of online trading and build an e-commerce website for each as well as provide post-implementation support. It is a funded programme, there is no grant payment to be made to businesses.

Principally, the scheme will be open to South Norfolk businesses not already selling online, to grow and sell on a much wider scale beyond the local area.

Find out more and apply for a place on the programme


Broadland start-up grant scheme

This scheme aims to encourage and support new business start-ups by providing grant funding of £1,000 towards the start- up costs supporting the growth of the business.

Principally, the scheme will be open to new start-up businesses trading a minimum of 16 hours a week that have been trading less than six months.

Apply for a start-up grant

Broadland enterprise grant scheme

This scheme aims to assist with the expansion and development of existing small businesses trading in the Broadland district. The grant is match funded and can be used to fund half the costs of a wide range of business activities up to a maximum grant payment of £750.

Principally, the scheme will be open to businesses trading a minimum of 16 hours a week that have been trading for at least 18 months.

Apply for an enterprise grant


New Anglia LEP funding

New Anglia Small Grant Scheme

The Small Grant Scheme, part funded through the European Union European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), is a grant funding programme delivered by the New Anglia LEP in partnership with Suffolk Chamber of Commerce (New Anglia Growth Hub) and Suffolk County Council. The Scheme offers grants between £1,000 and £25,000 to local SMES to help them grow and expand their business. Grants are available up to 20% of the total project cost.

New Anglia Growth Through Innovation Fund

The Growth Through Innovation Fund, part funded through the European Union European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), is a grant funding programme delivered by the New Anglia LEP in partnership with Suffolk Chamber of Commerce (New Anglia Growth Hub) and Suffolk County Council. The Scheme offers grants between £1,000 and £25,000 to local SMES to help them invest in innovation, research, and development. Grants are available up to 50% of the total project cost. 


Go Digital programme

Go Digital is for micro, small and medium sized businesses based in Norfolk who want to make better use of digital tools to help them grow.


Find out more about funding and useful information that may be available through organisational partners.

Economic Development

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