Business Boost: Grants


How would a cash investment of up to £10,000 help prepare your business for what’s next?

Grants of up £10,000 (and support and guidance) are available to small to medium sized businesses in East Sussex to help boost sustainability and increase employment. The aim of the scheme is to improve business resilience, profitability and competitiveness.

The always possible team are on-hand to help you draft, secure and maximise the impact of the grant.


***UPDATE 22.02.2021 – Demand for the programme is currently very high. We welcome new applicants to the scheme. Please be aware that minimum time from registration to decision on a grant is TWELVE WEEKS.

You’re ready for the next step – MAKE IT – with experts in thinking differently who understand your vision.

We’ll help you apply for a Productivity and Growth Grant, with a dedicated mentor to ensure you get the most out of the money

Grant funding from South East Business Boost may be used to cover the following types of expenditure:

  • Business development: funding required enabling expansion of the business (for example, new technology and related processes)
  • Plant, machinery & equipment: costs of and installation of machinery and hardware, and training required to operate it
  • Intangible items: including costs of purchasing new IT software and training.

The programme can fund up to 30% of the cost of qualifying projects. Certain sectors are not eligible – please check.

Aimed at small and medium-sized businesses who want to thrive in challenging times.

always possible are working with East Sussex County Council to help you access funding to invest in your next steps.

Our team of specialist experts will help you write a successful application, identify match-funding and measure the impact of the grant on your business journey.

Whether scaling or diversifying, innovating or surviving, the South East Business Boost grants enable you to push your business ideas forward, create jobs and take new products and services to market.


— Please note that to be eligible you must be registered or trading from the East Sussex local authority area – which does not include businesses based in Brighton & Hove or West Sussex (even if you are on the border). Businesses in Kent & Medway or Essex, Southend & Thurrock can apply for support by clicking these links. Ask us about our other support programmes if you think you’re not eligible.

always possible is offering:

  • help applying for up to £10k in cash
  • on-going mentoring from an experienced and diverse team of brave thinkers
  • workshops that help you with budgeting and planning
  • exclusive tools and resources
  • introductions to other grant holders and ambitious East Sussex businesses
  • long-term growth support from a community of influencers

Meet the East Sussex SEBB grants team

Vicky Tremain, Always Possible Breakthrough teamRichard Freeman, Always Possible Breakthrough teamCarolyn Baguma, Always Possible Breakthrough teamTony Dillon, Always Possible Breakthrough teamUschi Schomig, Always Possible Breakthrough teamKate Regester, Always Possible Breakthrough teamJeremy Taylor, Always Possible Breakthrough teamMeg Fenn, Always Possible Breakthrough teamSarah Freeman, Always Possible Breakthrough team

The grants programme is part of The South East Business Boost Programme.

Delivered by always possible, in partnership with East Sussex County Council.

You can find out more about the South East Business Boost here.

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