Funding & Grants
As the local enterprise partnership for Oxfordshire, we are supporting our business community during this challenging time by signposting our businesses to the correct, relevant information, helping you to operate as safely and efficiently as possible, whilst remaining productive.
We are currently working on making some changes to the format of the business support that we offer to ensure that we can best support the county’s businesses. For example, some of our workshops may have to be postponed or delivered via a digital platform, and the content and delivery may also change. Also, our 1:1 support will now be delivered via telephone / videocall. We will post regular updates on social media and keep in touch with anyone who has signed up to any of our events.
OxLEP Business offers funding and grant opportunities for social enterprise SMEs and SMEs looking to grow and innovate.
Our Grant rounds are now always ‘open’, and eligible businesses can apply at any time. We also offer grant workshops to help SMEs with the application process.
Please note that our panel sits regularly to review grant applications; submit your application before a 'grant panel application deadline' to ensure that you are considered in the next round.
- for the foreseeable future, we are looking to move future OxLEP-led events to 'digital platforms', we will update everyone who has signed up as soon as possible.
|Grant panel application deadline|
|Midday 31 July 2020|
|July 2020 TBC||Midday 16 November 2020|
|October 2020 TBC||Midday 10 March 2021|
|April 2021 TBC||Midday 30 July 2021|
|July 2021 TBC||Midday 3 November 2021|
ISfB Go-Create Grant
Go-Create Grants are offered as part of the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) Phase 2 programme. Go-Create Grants are available on a competitive basis from £1,000 to £50,000 for innovation projects within tech and non-tech businesses.
We have grant funding available for Oxfordshire SMEs via our eScalate programme - specifically targeting scale-ups and Social Enterprises.