Secure funding

We can help you find and secure funding, through meetings with your Innovation Facilitator. Examples of funding available within Norfolk & Suffolk can be seen below.

New Anglia Capital

New Anglia Capital is a co-investment fund aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship across Norfolk and Suffolk that was launched with £1 million of funding from the New Anglia LEP.

The Investment Fund is in equal partnership with “angel investors.” It aims to bring together businesses and investors to facilitate pitches for funding to kick start new products and innovative ideas into thriving businesses.

It hopes to encourage economic development by job creation in early-stage businesses with high-potential in key sectors where there is strength in the region. For example; Clean Tech, Engineering, Life Sciences, Agri Tech, Health, Energy, and Communications and Digital sectors.

Entrepreneurs in Norfolk and Suffolk seeking start-up and early growth stage investment capital for their businesses should apply via the Anglia Capital Group website.

New Anglia LEP Growing Business Fund

New Anglia LEP drives growth and enterprise across Norfolk and Suffolk. Our ambition is to transform the local economy into a global centre for talent and innovation. A key part of that is funding and supporting businesses that want to invest and grow from SMEs to start-ups.

The Growing Business Fund is their flagship programme and is aimed at SME’s, who are looking to grow and create new jobs. These SME’s can apply for grants from between £25,000 and £500,000. There is also a small grants scheme which offers grants between £5000 and £25,000.

Click here to find out more.

BlossomZone

BlossomZone is a crowdfunding platform that allows start-ups, growing companies and established businesses within East Anglia, raise money so they can achieve growth.

Through creating an online campaign on the BlossomZone website, you can raise between £250 and £50,000, pledged from supporters. In return for their funding, the campaign must offer rewards such as a formal thank you, event invitation, or your actual product or service.

To find out more and for help setting up your campaign, click here.

innovate uk

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency, whose work includes mapping, funding, networking and supporting the nation’s innovators. They have invested over £1.5 billion and  helped more than 5,000 companies since 2007.

Visit the Innovate UK webpages on GOV.UK to learn more.