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Go Digital Funding Programme - Norfolk County Council

Go Digital is delivered by Norfolk County Council, in partnership with district local authorities, to help businesses based in the county identify digital opportunities. It will provide expert one-to-one consultancy and the ability to apply for grants of up to £500.

Digital opportunities could include how to sell products and services online, reach new customers using social media, build customer databases, develop new or existing websites and attract new visitors, or how to work out the best homeworking options for teams.

Successful Go Digital applicants will be assigned an experienced business advisor who will conduct a 'digital audit' and provide a comprehensive report to identify digital opportunities. The advisor will help the business put together an action plan and then businesses will have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £500 to help them deliver projects using this plan.  For more information visit Go Digital 

New Anglia Growth Hub

The Growth Hub offers support and guidance to businesses throughout Norfolk & Suffolk. 

  • Bringing together a range of local and national business support sources
  • The growth hub is FREE 
  • Wide range of subjects including finance, start a business, exports 

Contact their helpline on 0300 333 6536 or Email For further information visit New Anglia Growth Hub.

Employer Training Incentive Programme (ETIP)

Take advantage of the Employer Training Incentive Programme (ETIP).

ETIP is a special grant scheme to help small to medium businesses recover from the pandemic. The scheme helps businesses to fund a huge range of training opportunities from essential training for new recruits to courses to learn new skills in new areas.

All training must be used to help you retain and upskill employees and improve productivity, efficiency or the effectiveness of your business.

For further information visit Employer Training Incentive Programme


For all information on government services and informationvisit the GOV.UK website.

Norfolk Knowledge Hub

The Norfolk Knowledge Hub, crafted in collaboration with Norfolk County Council, is your free to view 24/7 virtual business support and learning portal.  For further information on the Norfolk Knowledge Hub

Engage with Business

Engage with Business offers Coaching and Training to business owners and their staff, helping them gain the skills necessary to grow their business. They offer a range of management workshops designed to help develop skills in:

  • Managing People - 'People Management Skills.'
  • Managing money - 'Manage Money, Make Money.'
  • Developing themselves as Business Leaders - 'Those Who Lead.'

For more information visit Engage with Business

Make Tax Digital (MTD)

You are able to find providers of MTD software and bridging tools for VATon the website Make Tax Digital for VAT.

For providers of MTD software and bridging tools for Income Taxvisit Make Tax Digital for Income Tax

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership 

A unique business-led collaboration between the private, public and education sectors across Norfolk and Suffolk. Their ambition is to drive economic growth and transform the local economy into a global centre for talent and innovation.

Their Icon for pdf Strategic Economic Plan [3.94MB] sets out the aim to create 95,000 more jobs, 10,000 new businesses and 117,000 more homes by 2026. 

Norfolk Chamber of Commerce

A business membership organisation, Norfolk Chamber supports and represents the business community through the county. For further information and membership detailsvisit Chamber of Commerce website.

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

A membership organisation, the FSB supports small businesses across the UK, offering a wide range of business services and provides a powerful voice on their behalf.For further information and membership details please visit FSB website..

Buy Local Norfolk

A membership organisation, Buy Local Norfolk encourages the purchase of goods and services locally, keeping a significant higher proportion of income in the local economy. Buy Local looks to highlight sustainability, diversity and community roles of local and independent businesses in Norfolk.

For further information and membership details visit Buy Local

Make UK

Make UK is the representative voice of UK manufacturing and Engineering and a leading provider of business support, helping more than 5000 businesses and 2000 direct members. Their aim is for the manufacturing industry to thrive, innovate and compete both locally and on a global scale.

For further information and membership details visit the Make UK website.

Anglia Rural Consultants

Anglia Rural Consultants pulls together experienced independent specialists to provide expert, practical advice to help your business grow. For further information visit Anglia Rural.

Entrepreneur Handbook

Entrepreneur Handbook is a free information platform, providing the best possible content, resources and guides for entrepreneurs and small businesses. For further information visit Entrepreneur Handbook.

Last updated: 23/09/2021 14:18:47