CLOSED: SME Support: call in the South East (Rolling Call) (OC30R17P 0508)

Call to run a project enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises in the South East

This call is now closed. Please do not submit an application for this call. The information provided on this page is for reference purposes only.

This call was updated on 23 August 2017 and 2 November 2017 regarding project extensions. It was further updated on 12 September 2017 to clarify dates. The deadline for this call has been extended to the 26 January 2018


This call is looking to enhance the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and specifically:

  • promote entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms, including through business incubators
  • support the creation and the extension of advanced capacities for products, services and development
  • support the capacity of small and medium sized enterprises to grow in regional, national and international markets and to engage in innovation processes

For more information, download the call specification.


Project’s put forward under this call must cover the South East Local Enterprise Partnership area.


Up to £17,500,000 of funding is available through this call. A minimum value of £500,000 of funding can be applied for.


Outline application deadline: 26 January 2018

Review points:

  • 30 April 2017
  • 30 July 2017
  • 10 November 2017

Completion date

It is anticipated that funding from this call will be awarded for up to 3 years.

How to apply

To apply for funding under this call you will need to complete and send the Outline Application form to the email address provided in the call document. The guidance provides information to help you complete the form. The form and guidance can be found here.

Please make sure that you are using the latest version of the form and guidance from our website to submit your application.

You are also advised to read the details in the call documents in order to produce an application that complies with the requirements and meets the needs set out in the Operational Programme. All this information, the related guidance and the European Regional Development Fund Operational Programme can be found from our home page.

You may also find it helpful to see details regarding Technical Assistance projects. Details of these can be found on our website.

What happens next

If your outline application is successful, we’ll contact you and ask you to make a full application.

Contact details

If you have a question, contact

Call reference number: OC30R17P 0508

Published 17 March 2017
Last updated 29 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. This call has closed.
  2. This call has been updated regarding project extensions and the deadline has been extended to the 26 January 2018.
  3. Call specification updated to clarify dates of project extension.
  4. This call was updated on 23 August 2017 and now allows for applications for project extensions.
  5. First published.