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Grants & Funding
Get the financial support you need to drive growth and enterprise across Norfolk.
Businesses looking for finance all too often find the number of funding sources bewildering. Locate Norfolk, and our colleagues at Norfolk County Council, can help you identify the right finance packages for your business and make sense of the application process.
Here are the main funding sources for Norfolk businesses – please follow the links for more details.
This provides business advice and helps start-ups and SMEs secure investment to grow and create new jobs. Its flagship programme is the Growing Business Fund, which offers grants between £25,000 and £500,000. Its Small Grants Scheme, offers between £5,000 and £25,000.
You can get more information and arrange a free consultation by calling 0300 333 6536.
This is a co-investment fund, backed by New Anglia LEP, which aims to stimulate entrepreneurship across Norfolk and Suffolk. It helps businesses find angel investors who are willing to support new product development and turn innovative ideas into thriving new revenue streams.
There are a number of designated Enterprise Zones across Norfolk. These offer savings on business rates of up to £275,000 over five years, as well as simplified planning applications and superfast broadband. In particular, the East of England Energy Zone, one of Europe’s leading offshore energy hubs, has 121 hectares for energy sector-related development on six sites in one Enterprise Zone.
Norfolk County Council's Economic Programmes Team can provide you with free and confidential advice on all European funding opportunities in the region. These include the European Social Fund (ESF), the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the France (Channel) - England Interreg Programme. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
For bespoke advice on business relocation and expansion support, please contact Locate Norfolk.