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Business grants and funding

We have an excellent track record in sourcing and applying for external funding for both council administered projects and supporting businesses and local organisations to access funding.

There is a wider range of grants, loans and financial incentives available externally for a wide range of business activities from energy efficiency and market research advice to tax relief and apprenticeship support.

External Funding can come from Europe, Government funds, The National Lottery or grant awarding charitable trusts and foundations. We aim to maximise the opportunities to lever external funding into the districts by focusing on:

  • working to ensure that projects and services are developed in such a way as to maximise the opportunity for external funding
  • working with partners such as Suffolk County CouncilNew Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and the East Suffolk Partnership to network new projects/schemes within the Sub-region to ensure best practice and assist with future sustainability of projects within the area
  • providing internal funding support
  • signposting businesses, communities and groups across the districts to support agencies providing funding advice, or where appropriate providing funding advice to help source funding to develop and deliver projects

Discretionary Business Rates Relief

Some properties are eligible for business rates relief.