Business Boost: Grants

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

Are you an SME looking to expand? Do you need financial support and expert advice to get your business growing? We are here to help.

South East Business Boost (SEBB) Grants of up to £10,000 are available to small to medium sized businesses in East Sussex.

The aim of the fund is to provide capital investment grants to boost sustainability and increase employment. Improve business resilience, profitability and competitiveness.

Do you have a project idea that is

  • Between £3334 and £35,000
  • Capital spending that will have a long-term impact on your business
  • Going to mean new growth for your business
  • Going to lead to any of the following:
    • improvements in productivity
    • new jobs
    • new products or services

If so, the always possible team are on hand to help you develop your idea and maximise the impact of the grant.

Power up your business with a Business Boost grant

The SEBB Grant programme ends in December 2022. There is now only a limited amount of funding remaining for businesses in East Sussex to apply for. From 1st August 2022, registrations will be placed on a holding list. This means applications after 1st August 2022 will be accepted dependent on the amount of funding remaining, and proposals will need to meet spending restrictions to confirm they can complete the project spending and claim by 1st November 2022.

To find out more on how this will work and how always possible can support your idea, please join one of our weekly Zoom information sessions.

Here’s a snapshot of how it works

Snapshot of how the business boost grant programme works

Watch this briefing session for more information about eligibility, the types of projects that have been successful in the past, and what to expect when applying for your grant.

***Please note that if you are already taking part in other SEBB-funded programmes such as Big Ambitions or Ready to Grow (with Digital Islands) then you may not be eligible for this support. Please notify us when you apply if this is the case.***

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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:

  • The programme can fund up to 30% of the cost of qualifying projects.
  • Certain sectors are not eligible. Applicants who have received SEBB funding or business support in the past may also not be eligible – please check.

always possible is offering:

  • help applying for up to £10k in cash
  • ongoing 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

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.

I am so surprised, that SEBB has come through for me. Thank you ever so much for all you have done for me and my business.

Michelle, Wag’N’Tails

The team were very helpful and made the grant application process feel very straightforward. Thank you all for your help.

Sharon, Ingenious Designs Ltd

SEBB have been fantastic from beginning to end. Since the first communication to the end where we were successful in the grant application we have been nothing but impressed.

Craig Wells, Old Town Hub CIC

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.


The team