Funding & Resources

Seeking business improvement, growth, or sector-specific insights? Your one-stop solution is our Funding and Resources page, providing all the information necessary to enhance your organisation.


NEW Anglia LEP - Business Transition to Net Zero Grant

New Anglia LEP’s Business Transition to Net Zero Grant is aimed at businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk with ambitions to reduce their carbon footprint and increase productivity.

Grants between £25k and £100k are available, with a maximum intervention rate of 20% of the cost of the development. To be awarded the minimum of £25k, you must show total project costs of at least £125k.

You will be taken though a consultancy to develop a decarbonisation plan, if you don’t have one already, and these will include aspirations for energy efficiency, water efficiency, waste reduction, and a reduced impact on the natural environment.

To apply, contact New Anglia Growth Hub via

Suffolk Business Grant Scheme

The Suffolk Business Grant Scheme has been rolled out to support businesses across Suffolk to grow and become more productive, to encourage innovation and to become more environmentally sustainable, the Suffolk Business Grant Scheme provides businesses with the opportunity to apply for grants between £5,000 – £10,000.

If you are a UK registered enterprise and you are an SME (employ no more than 250 people, turnover is no more than £36m and total assets no more than £18m) and your business is growing and expanding or has good growth potential, you may well be eligible.

New Anglia LEP - Growth Through Innovation Fund

Are you looking to access grants of up to £25,000 to support your business in advancing innovation, research, and development endeavours?

If you’re contemplating investments in R&D or innovative projects, the Growth Through Innovation Fund by New Anglia LEP offers grants ranging from £2,500 to £25,000. This funding can cover up to 45% of the total eligible costs for your projects.

Turquoise - low Carbon Innovation Fund

Turquoise serves as the fund manager for the Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF), focusing on early-stage companies that contribute to tangible reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions through the advancement of new technologies or business models.

Additionally, Turquoise extends a spectrum of services to investors, encompassing discretionary fund management and guidance on individual investments. These services encompass the formulation of investment strategies, establishment of corporate venturing funds, participation in fund investment and advisory committees, and effective portfolio management.


Sizewell C Accommodation Management (AMS) system

Sizewell C has recently launched their Accommodation Management System.

The Accommodation Management System (AMS) has been established to connect Sizewell C workers with local accommodation providers. It’s completely free to use, and it encourages all types of accommodation, including spare rooms, HMOs, private rentals, holiday cottages, B&Bs, caravan and holiday parks, and hotels, as long as they meet the criteria of being of good standard and safe.

Whether you’re offering accommodation or seeking it, the AMS System is the place for you.

Groundwork East - Net Zero Business Advisor Service

Groundwork East is partnering with Suffolk’s local authorities to deliver free and impartial expert advice to help businesses and organisations save energy, reduce their emissions and establish tailored decarbonisation plans.

The Net Zero Business Advisor Service will provide free support to enable businesses, the voluntary sector and other organisations working within Suffolk to understand their greenhouse gas emissions, to set a plan to reduce these and access grant funding to implement carbon reduction actions.

Advisors from Groundwork East will be able to identify new actions for organisations or establish the anticipated cost and carbon savings that planned actions will achieve; whether this is a switch to a low carbon heating system, installation of solar PV or focusing on upgrading to lower polluting vehicles for example.

Organisations can call 04173 350370 or email to speak to a Net Zero consultant.

Norfolk & Suffolk Innovation Grant Mentoring Project

The Norfolk and Suffolk Innovation grant mentoring project explores a businesses aims and ambitions so they can match you with mentors or bid writing coaches. They will help you to develop your ideas and reach the stage where you’re ready to apply for innovation funding.

The project helps a variety of business types, from sole traders to micro, small and medium businesses.

Their mentors and bid writing coaches can help identify appropriate grants for you. Then, coach your business in the art of bid writing, helping you develop your funding application.

Auditel Connect Consultancy

Connect Consultancy, as part of the Auditel network, have been making life easier, and less expensive for clients across the UK since 2000.

Auditel is family run business which takes pride in the relationships, nurturing their clients, working alongside your existing finance, operational and procurement teams to manage and reduce business costs, processes and admin.