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South East Business Boost (SEBB)

Are you interested in a financial contribution to help boost your business?

Capital Grants are now available

The final round of European Regional Development funding (ERDF) has now been secured to support businesses in Essex, who are seeking to develop capacity and increase growth.

  • Capital Grants are now available between £1,000 and £10,000.
  • Funding is for small to medium sized businesses (SME's) or start-ups.
  • The grant can fund up to 30% of the total cost of eligible goods or services.
  • The grant can contribute to the purchase of a wide range of capital items related to increasing sales, improving productivity and boosting profitability.
  • From new equipment and machinery to new technology and processes, it helps your business to grow then you could potentially re-claim 30% of the total cost up to a maximum grant of £10,000.


In order to be eligible for a SEBB grant, a business must:

  • Be a small to medium sized business (with under 250 staff and turn over under €50m);
  • Be spending on a project/purchase that has a long term growth impact on the business (not day-to-day running costs);
  • Have their Grant Application approved, and the approval date confirmed, before starting the project.

The following sectors are NOT eligible for SEBB funding:

  • Fishery and aquaculture sectors;
  • Primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products;
  • The coal, steel and shipbuilding sectors;
  • The synthetic fibres sector;
  • Generalised education establishments;
  • Banking and insurance companies;
  • Charities and voluntary sector organisations, that are not using a trading arm;
  • Membership organisations that are politically affiliated.

For further information and to apply

For further information and to apply for a South East Business Boost (SEBB) Offer, please contact the programme team direct by:

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