Resources

As well as the KEEP+ programme there are many other funding and business support opportunities available across the South East. Below is a list of useful links for small and medium sized enterprises.

Innovate 2 Succeed

I2S is fully funded by ERDF and innovate UK, offering 7 days of business support to SMEs developing new products and services.

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Manufacturing Growth Programme

A European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) supported programme offering manufacturing SMEs business improvement solutions.

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IMAGE – Innovation in Manufacturing, Aerospace and Green Economy

Access to world-leading research facilities, identify innovative waste-to-resource, test and develop a new products

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Essex Growth Programme – Nwes

ERDF funded programme providing small capital grants for pre-startups and SMEs less than 36 months old across the Essex region.

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South East Business Boost

ERDF funded project open to SMEs in the South East offering 30% funding towards costs of eligible goods and services.

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Nwes

The UK's largest non-profit enterprise agency offering advice, finance and workspace for startups and SMEs.

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Signpost to Grow

Helping businesses to connect with funding, support, and local events.

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Business Energy Efficiency Anglia (BEE Anglia)

ERDF funded project promoting energy efficiency in SMEs across Suffolk & Norfolk tailored to business need.

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Hertfordshire Growth Hub

Assistance for Hertfordshire businesses to access support for growth.

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South East Local Enterprise Partnership

Strategic business-led body focusing on cross-border economic growth in East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.

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Innovation Bridge

ERDF funded project offering business planning support and grants up to £15k.

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LoCASE – Low Carbon Across the South East

EU funded project set up to help businesses tackle and adapt to climate change.

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