Small Business Grants

  • 20th October 2016
  • 17:00 — 19:00
  • Fruitworks Coworking

Canterbury Connected BID invites you to an open session to find out about grants for your business, specifically the new scheme launched by Kent County Council called ‘Low Carbon Across the South East’ (LoCASE), a 3-year, £18.5 million pound EU funded project which will provide a consisent, accessible business support programme.

To date, the LoCASE programme has engaged with over 600 SME’s and has awarded 10 grants totalling £82,000.

To be eligible for support, you simply have to meet the definition of an SME and have your business located in one of the following areas: Kent and Medway.

Find out more about the LoCASE programme here

You will also have an opportunity to hear the latest from The Kent & Medway Growth Hub which is a fully funded service designed to help new and existing businesses find the most suitable type of business support available in their area. Their local Team of Business Support Navigators can help you identify relevant programmes; initiatives or funding schemes currently on offer across Kent & Medway and can help you access them. The Kent and Medway Growth Hub is part of the official Growth Hub Network funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Agenda

5:00-5:30 Networking

5:30 Welcome & Introductions
Bob Jones, CEO of Canterbury BID

5:45-6:15 Kent & Medway Growth Hub
Tudor Price, Business Development Manager KICC

6:15-6:45 LoCASE Grants for Business
Chris Seamark, Sustainable Business Programme Manager, KCC

6:45-7:00 Q&A

If you have any specific questions about grant funding for SMEs, let us know and we will do our best to help you find the answer!

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