South East Business Boost - South East of England

Support for small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups in the South East to grow and increase employment through support, guidance and grants.

How much can you get

Between £1,000 and £10,000

Who it’s for

The business must be based in one of the following areas:

  • Lewes
  • Hastings
  • Rother
  • Wealden
  • Eastbourne
  • Gravesham
  • Thanet
  • Shepway
  • Dover
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Tonbridge and Malling
  • Swale
  • Maidstone
  • Sevenoaks
  • Dartford
  • Canterbury
  • Ashford
  • Medway
  • Tendring
  • Chelmsford
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Epping Forest
  • Basildon District
  • Brentwood Borough
  • Maldon
  • Thurrock
  • Rochford
  • Castle Point
  • Colchester
  • Braintree
  • Uttlesford
  • Harlow

What you can get

Business support and guidance is available to all stages of business (including those not yet trading). Growth grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are only available to eligible trading businesses.

The grant can fund up to 30% of a range of capital items related to increasing sales, improving productivity and boosting profitability.


Find out more on the South East Local Enterprise Partnership website
Published 5 April 2017