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Grant Funding Schemes Available Now

If you have a project in mind that needs a funding boost and need help to access finance and business support – please get in touch with us:
email bridget.welling@naturalenterprise.co.uk; call us on 01983 201562

FUNDING PROGRAMMES TAKING APPLICATIONS NOW

1. IW Rural SME Grant Fund
Grant Amount Available? Between £2,500 and £25,000 representing up to 50% of project costs.
Who is Eligible? IW Rural Businesses requiring funding for capital expenditure.
Outputs Required? All projects must create or safeguard jobs, maintain employment for 24 months, and demonstrate an impact on the IW rural economy.
How to Apply? Two stage application process – Expression of Interest & Full Application
Next Deadline for Applications 20 APRIL 2017

Who to contact for information The IW Rural SME Fund is managed by Natural Enterprise on behalf of Solent LEP and is sourced from Growth Funds – Full details on the Natural Enterprise Economic page

2. Bridging the Gap – Armed Forces Fund
Grant Amount Available? Between £5,000 and £75,000 representing up to 20% of project costs (up to 40% for Start-ups)
Who is Eligible? Applicants from the Solent Area who are members of the Armed Forces community. For clarity this includes service leavers,veterans, spouses, families, reservists and cadets (over 18).
Outputs Required? All projects must create or safeguard jobs and maintain employment for 24 months.
How to Apply? Two stage application process – Expression of Interest & Full Application
Next Deadline for Full Applications 5th MAY 2017
Who to contact for information If you would like more information on accessing Bridging the Gap Armed Forces funding please email bridget.welling@naturalenterprise.co.uk or call us on 01983 201562
For more information see Solent LEP Armed Forces Fund

3. Marine & Maritime SME Growth Fund

Grant Amount Available? Between £5,000 and £75,000 representing up to 20% of project costs (up to 40% for Start-ups)
Who is Eligible? Applicants operating within the marine and maritime sector,and based in the Solent LEP / New Forest District Council areas.
Outputs Required? All projects must create or safeguard jobs and maintain employment for 24 months.
How to Apply? Two stage application process – Expression of Interest & Full Application
Next Deadline for Full Applications 5th MAY 2017
Who to contact for information If you would like more information on accessing Marine & Maritime SME Growth Fund please email bridget.welling@naturalenterprise.co.uk or call us on 01983 201562
For more information see Solent Marine & Maritime Growth Fund

4. Rural Development Fund for England – Growth Fund – Solent LEP

Grant Amount Available? Differs between funding streams which cover Rural Tourism, Food Processing & Business Development.
For full details of criteria and how to apply please see RDPE Grpwth Fund