At our meeting this week, we welcomed guest speaker Bryan Hall – The Grantsman, who told us all about grants available to help grow, develop and support our businesses.
Take a look to see what could be available to you.
TIP: Grants are only awarded before a purchase. You can’t buy something or invest and then claim it back after…wait for the grant to be approved first!
Bryan took us through:
LoCase (Low Carbon Across the South East)
For carbon reduction and sustainability projects
Almost any business can apply for this grant
£1,000 – £10,000 available
40% funded (40% of the cost of your purchase/project is funded by the grant)
The grant can support electric and hybrid vehicles
New Enterprise Grant (NEG)
For businesses under 12 months old
To help new businesses who are showing good growth, to grow faster
£1,000 – £2,000
SEBB (South East Business Boost)
A grant to facilitate growth and expansion of a business
£1,000 – £10,000
Total project not to exceed £25,000
Local authority hospitality grants
Take a look at your local authority to see if they are offering grants to businesses within their area.
Ashford / Canterbury / Folkestone / Thanet / Maidstone / Swale
Charities and CIC:
Grants are available for charitable causes – take a look at these places for Kent charities:
‘Inside Track’ on the KCC website – a newsletter that comes out with details of many grants and the criteria involved.
How Bryan helps:
Bryan can advise on the grants available, help you to go through the eligibility criteria, and also assist in the application.
He works on a no win no fee basis – agreed in advance.
Be an ABG guest speaker:
If you’d like to be an ABG guest speaker, get in touch…
Bring your business to ABG:
If you’d like to visit as a guest, enjoy a free breakfast with us and meet some fantastic East Kent businesses, book a date to come!