Business Finance

Do you need to access finance for your business? Find the right finance service for your business growth and development.

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Grant Schemes and Funding Available - New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

  • Are you expanding your business? 
  • Do you have plans to improve productivity or efficiency? 
  • Are you launching new products or services? 

Contact the New Anglia Growth Hub on 0300 333 6536 or email eligibility for the Small Grant Scheme.

Growth Through Innovation Fund - New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

Grants up to £25,000 to help your business invest in innovation, research and development. If you have plans to invest in a research and development (R&D) or innovation project, you could benefit from a grant of between £1,000 and £25,000 from New Anglia LEP's Growth Through Innovation Fund. The grant can pay up to 50 per cent of the total eligible costs of your projects. Contact the New Anglia Growth Hub on 0300 333 6536 or email information can be found on the New Anglia LEP's website.

DRIVE programme : Delivering Rural Investment and Vital Employment

DRIVE is an ERDF project run by Norfolk County Council in partnership with Suffolk County Council.

DRIVE offers 12 hours business mentoring to businesses contributing to the rural economy in Norfolk and Suffolk. Following the mentoring, the applicant can apply for a capital grant of between £5,000 and £30,000 (up to 40 per cent of project costs).

Decisions are made by Local Investment Boards, which are made up of local volunteers - new volunteers welcome.

For further information visit DRIVE Programme.

Manufacturing Growth Programme 

Supporting SME manufacturers to grow by identifying, understanding and removing barriers to growth and enabling sustainable business improvement.Find out more on the Manufacturing Growth Programme website

Business Energy Efficiency (BEE Anglia)

The BEE Anglia programme provides free support to businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk, helping them become more energy efficient in three ways: 

  • Free Energy Reviews 
  • Grant Funding 
  • Carbon Carter Accreditation 

Contact them on 01473 350370, email, orvisit the Bee Anglia website for more information. 

Finance East

Finance East is the FSE Group's regional funding organisations for the six counties of the East of England, providing an alternative source of loan finance to support high-growth businesses.

Contact the team on 01473 722910 or email 

Find out more about Finance East on their website. 

Better Business Finance (BBF)

BBF provides impartial information and support to businesses, entrepreneurs looking to develop and grow. It is managed by the British Bankers Association in collaboration with its business and finance partners.Visit the Better Business Finance website for further information.


A £9.3 million programme to unlock access to EU funding, university expertise and graduate talent is now available for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the East and South East of England.

Email Carole Randall -

Visit the KEEP+ website for more information.

Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative 

We have launched the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative to support the development of new and innovative ideas within the agri-tech sector. There are two main funds for which businesses are able to apply.

Contact Martin Lutman, Programme Manager by telephone 01480 277180 or email the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative website for further information.

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Full fibre broadband connections offer the fastest and most reliable speeds available, and the government is committed to a vision of a full fibre Britain. As part of this commitment in March 2018, we announced our £67 million Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. 

Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses and the local communities surrounding them to contribute to the installation cost of a gigabit-capable connection. Businesses can claim up to £2,500 against the cost of connection either individually or as part of a group project. Residents can benefit from the scheme with a voucher worth £500 as part of a group project.Visit the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme website for further information.

Last updated: 02/03/2022 15:22:16