Funding & Grants
Kickstart Grant scheme
Thank you for your interest in the Kickstart Grant Scheme. The portal is closed to any further submissions.
- If you have successfully submitted your application, or if you had clicked submit, but have received error messages, your application will be timestamped. We will be reviewing the applications in the order that the ‘Submit’ button was clicked.
- If you had passed page one on the application form when the process closed, a draft was automatically saved in the system. You have now been added to a waiting list.
Should we find that we still have funds available to allocate once we have verified the eligibility of all applications received to date, then we may relaunch this scheme. We will provide 10 working days’ notice via www.oxlepbusiness.co.uk of our intention to do so.
We appreciate that these are turbulent times and we aim to make it as easy as possible for businesses to access support. OxLEP currently has a wide range of opportunities available. If you would like to receive a bespoke plan of support options for your business, please complete our short online questionnaire.
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 aim to review applications twice monthly, based on a cut-off date at midday on the first and third Fridays of the month. Applications received after that will be held and considered after the next cut-off date. 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.
We offer grant workshops to help SMEs with the application process
- for the foreseeable future, we have moved all OxLEP-led events to digital platforms.
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 start-up, growth, scale-ups and enterprises for social good.