Funding & Grants
We offer our business community a variety of different funding and grant opportunities, supporting you to grow, innovate and potentially enable further job creation within your organisation.
Outlined below are our latest grant schemes that businesses should consider:
About our grants and funding
Our IsfB grant rounds are now always ‘open’, and eligible businesses can apply at any time. We aim to review ISfB applications once per month, based on a cut-off date at midday on the third Friday of the month. We aim to let applicants know within 21 days of the cut-off date on whether or not their application has been successful. You will be advised as early as possible if there is likely to be a delay.
Before you apply for our ISfB Go-Create grants you will need to watch the relevant webinar or attend one of our grant workshops. In addition you may also need to speak on an individual basis to a member of our team. There is also a grant guidance pack to read alongside the application and an FAQ document which you may find helpful. The grant rounds are a competition and we strongly suggest you allow enough time before a grant deadline to put your application together.
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.
We also offer grant workshops to help SMEs with the application process:
ISfB Go-Create grants:
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 start-up, growth, scale-ups and enterprises for social good.
Business Investment Fund
OxLEP Business announced a new capital investment fund, created to support Oxfordshire’s innovative business community to move into an effective renewal phase following the COVID-19 pandemic and potential effects of Brexit.
The Business Investment Fund's expression of interest process is now closed.
Further information on future grant opportunities can be found on the OxLEP Business microsite.