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Funding for business

6 February 2019

In a challenging economic climate financial concerns are at the top of the agenda for many businesses. With pressure on prices, escalating costs and lines of credit being squeezed, it is difficult to find the financial resources for important areas such as new product development, capital investment or staff training.
The dynamics of current political and economic priorities are meaning that the funding landscape is ever changing. See below for further information.

Digital Skills for Growth

Digital Skills for Growth is an Essex Employment and Skills Board programme administered by Essex County Council that offers Essex businesses up to £4,000 for digital technology training when they employ a young person aged 19 to 24.

Business Link Grant and Support Directory

This directory is helping businesses identify schemes and programmes that will enable them to access matched funding, loans and grants for a range of purposes.

Essex Business Support

This site, created by Essex County Council, provides signposts to a number of funding opportunities that exist and operate across the county. 
As well as the above Essex County Council has risen to the challenge of the financial downturn through two distinct schemes, aimed at specific needs within the county. 

Funding for the voluntary and community sectors

For information relating to funding and support in this sector please look at the Essex Funding Prospectus.

Essex Innovation Programme

The Essex Innovation Programme works with businesses to help them to access finance and funding.  We work with companies on projects to understand your finance need and use our knowledge of the funding/finance market, contacts and experience to help scope out the right solution for you.