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KEEP+ is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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Nwes Grants Funding Matchmaking Event – Tilbury

KEEP+ will be on hand at this free Grants Funding Matchmaking Event hosted by enterprise agency Nwes, alongside a range of other funding providers including:

Nwes Business Support

General business advice and support programmes available to you and your business in Essex. We can also advise on workspace solutions for your business. Delivered by Nwes

South East Business Boost

SEBB is available to support businesses in the SELEP region to grow. Its focus is on small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) and start-up companies. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available. Delivered by BEST Growth Hub

LoCASE (Low Carbon Across the South East)

The LoCASE project (Low Carbon Across the South East) is aimed at supporting small and medium sized businesses in Essex. The programme will provide grant funding and business support to over 1,000 SMEs, and support businesses developing new low carbon products and services. Grants of up to £10,000 can be awarded. Delivered by Thurrock Council

Essex Growth Programme

The Essex Growth Programme scheme is designed to support investment in capitalisable assets to stimulate growth, efficiency and, ideally, job creation. Business advice and support is offered, plus grants of between £1,000 and £20,000 are available. Delivered by Deyton Bell Ltd

Innovation Vouchers

Innovation Vouchers are available to SME’s for projects that access University expertise and should result in innovation that will help stimulate business growth or unlock new opportunities. Delivered by University of Essex

Get Exporting 2

Get Exporting 2 is a tailored programme of advice and assistance, both financial and 1-to-1, to enable companies to begin selling overseas or to expand internationally thereby increasing profitability and employment in a sustainable way. Grants of up to £3000 are available. Delivered by Department for International Trade


Supporting innovation in offshore renewable energy, SCORE is a £6million grant fund supporting small and medium sized companies that are developing new technologies. Grants are available for up to 40% of eligible costs or £50,000, whichever is the lower, with a minimum grant of £2,500. Delivered by Nwes

South East Business

General advice regarding grants available for your business. Delivered by BEST Growth Hub.


Coffee and refreshments will be available throughout. Sign up via the link below and share photos on the day using #GrantsMatchmaker with @Nwes_group