Grants and Funding

Grants & Funding in Kent

Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce recommended grants, loans and finance schemes

Funding in Kent

South East Business Boost

South East Business Boost Grants Eligibility Expands

SEBB is available to support businesses in the SELEP region to grow. Its focus is on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and start-up companies. 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 Offer:

The programme can fund up to 30% of the cost of qualifying projects, with the remaining 70% being met 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:

  • Premises: Business related extension and improvement. These costs are reliant on building ownership/length of lease.
  • IT Equipment and Specialist Software
  • Plant, Equipment, Machinery and Tooling: Costs of and installation of machinery and hardware, and training required to operate it.
  • Specialist Training: Relating to a capital purchase.

To download a PDF document about SEBB please click here: SEBB Information

If you are interested:

Contact the BEST Growth Hub team today on 01702 417765




To help with energy efficiency measures LoCASE, are offering grants of up to £20,000 until Spring 2019 to small and medium businesses as well as training workshops and fully funded events. Targeted business support is on offer for companies who offer “green” or low carbon goods and services.



Kent and Medway Business Fund

Kent and Medway Business Fund

is open to new pre-applications on 1 September 2018 and will close on 1 October 2018. The scheme funds up to 50% of eligible costs and offers 0% loans between £50,000 and £500,000 to small and medium sized businesses.