Head of Services
The objective is to boost companies and increase employment through support, guidance and grants. The project will improve business resilience, profitability and competitiveness.
The programme will provide ‘growth grants’ to local businesses, creating new jobs and ‘new to the firm’ products. It will also support ‘pre-start’ companies and ‘start-up’ companies.
The SEBB programme can provide match-funded grants of up to £10,000 to:
The programme can fund up to 30% of the cost of qualifying projects, with the remaining 70% being funded by the business. The minimum grant that can be awarded is £1,000. The maximum grant amount is £10,000.
Projects must demonstrate that they will lead to business growth.
Grant funding from SEBB may be used to cover the following types of expenditure:
Businesses in the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) region can apply for support from the SEBB project. This includes:
Who Can Apply?
To be eligible for a grant, businesses must:
To download a PDF document about SEBB please click here: SEBB Information
If you are interested:
Contact the BES Growth Hub team today on 0844 4152260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The SEBB programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020. It is a partnership between Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Kent County Council and Medway, East Sussex County Council, Essex County Council, Thurrock Council.
The government’s Department for Communities and Local Government has authority for management of the European Regional Development Fund programme. The fund was established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects that will support local businesses and create jobs.
further support please call the growth hub team on 01293 305965
Head of Services
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