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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Business Builder Programme

This is a support programme currently offered in both Broadland District Council and South Norfolk Council areas to help local businesses to grow and prosper, adding to the local economy.

We will provide entrepreneurs looking to start-up in business with access to quality advice and support – including paid for use of a comprehensive online business start-up training package. Going through our Foundation programme first will get you on a better footing to be able to apply for grant support later on, once you start your business.

For businesses that are already trading we will provide access to grant funding backed up and coupled with access to specialist mentoring and training courses at the Council’s Carrowbreck training centre.

Those businesses in their early stages of trading (first 2 years) can apply for grant support of up to £1k towards specific purchases that help to progress the business.

Where the business is more established (have been trading for 2 years or more) an application can be made for grant funding of up to £5k towards specific purchases that help to support the growth ambitions of the business.

Find out more about all the above support under the Business Builder programme


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 40% of the total project cost.
Funding has to be allocated by early 2023!

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. 
Funding has to be allocated by early 2023!

Business Transition to Net Zero

Business Transition to Net Zero Grant is aimed at businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk with ambitions to reduce their carbon footprint and increase productivity.


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

Find out more about energy and electric vehicle support and funding opportunities that may be available to your business.

Economic Development

Telephone: 01603 980441