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:
Our Grant rounds are now always ‘open’, and eligible businesses can apply at any time. We aim to review applications once per month, based on a cut-off date at midday on the third Friday 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.
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.
The Oxfordshire Kickstart Grant Scheme:
The Kickstart Grant Scheme is now closed for applications. Round 2 applicants will be notified of the assessors’ decision in mid-January 2021.
Further information on future grant opportunities can be found on the OxLEP Business microsite.