The Business Growth and Adaptions Grant is designed to help SMEs purchase and implement new products and equipment, and in doing so, increase production to drive business growth and expansion. The funding can also be used to adapt to changes in legislation.
Applications must help the business to do at least one of the following:
Please note this scheme is not first come, first served. All applications will be assessed after the application window closes.
There are two funding streams available for planned future expenditure:
Check the eligibility criteria below for each pot.
This is a grant and does not need to be repaid. However, the Business Growth and Adaptions Grant is paid on defrayal, this means if you are successful in securing a grant, you must purchase your items and then claim the funding you have been awarded. You must be able to do this within the 3 month claim window.
You will need to be able to provide at least 20% match funding and the project you are requesting funding for should support your operations or processes to maintain or increase your turnover.
The workshops will focus on understanding grant requirements, guidance, and application questions. These sessions will not be used to focus on your specific grant application, and you will not be able to complete your grant application with an Advisor.
The informative sessions provide helpful tips on how to read grant guidelines and requirements. Advisors will not be able to complete your applications for you and will not be able to review and offer feedback on individual applications.
Please check our Events page for further details and booking information.
Can’t attend a workshop or need additional support?
We have support available through our Universal Business Support programme. Please contact EnterpriseGrants@westofengland-ca.gov.uk to speak to our grant team about accessing this.
All support provides advice and guidance only. Accessing any of the grant support provided by us or our partners does not guarantee a grant award.
Please contact us by email at EnterpriseGrants@westofengland-ca.gov.uk with your query and contact details. Please include your business name, the address of your registered offices and telephone and email contact details.
0117 456 6955
We do not have a direct contact number for the grant team. If you need to phone us please contact our Growth Hub team by telephone, 0117 456 6955, between 9:30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday and leave a message. Please ensure you leave a name, phone number, email address and a summary of your enquiry.
Our phone lines may be busy. If you’re unable to reach us immediately, please email us at EnterpriseGrants@westofengland-ca.gov.uk and we’ll arrange a time to call you back.
Use the button below to access the grant portal from 19th October.
If you have any questions, please use the contact details above to get in contact with our team.