East Anglia Update

Local News 19 Oct 2023

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Free Webinar: Support and funding from DWP

From mentoring circles to mopeds, access to work grants to apprenticeships, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) can support you in a number of ways. If you're looking for an overview of all the schemes available to help your East Anglian business find, keep, and develop your staff, join us for our webinar on 25 October with Julia Nix, DWP's District Manager for East Anglia Jobcentre Plus.

Book your free space now!


Take off with Growth Through Innovation Fund

If you have plans to invest in research and development (R&D) or an innovation project, you could benefit from a grant of between £2,500 and £25,000 from New Anglia LEP’s Growth Through Innovation Fund. It can help your business in a number of ways:

  • Funding the costs of designing, building, and testing prototypes of new or better products.
  • Investing in external specialist knowledge to improve your products' services or processes.
  • Investing in R&D testing equipment.
  • Patenting your ideas or inventions.

The grant can pay up to 45% of the total eligible costs of your projects. Get in touch with New Anglia Growth Hub to find out more. 


Small Grants Scheme

If you run a business in Norwich City, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, or North Norfolk District Council, you could be eligible for a grant of between £2,500 and £25,000 to help you grow your business. These grants normally cover up to 25% of your total costs. Visit the New Anglia Growth Hub to find out more.


Free Webinars for the Hospitality Industry: Reducing your Carbon Footprint 

Suffolk Growth has created a series of free workshops to support hospitality (pubs, restaurants and hotels), visitor attractions and food and retail businesses on their Net Zero journey.

The webinars will help you learn which steps to take to reduce your carbon emissions and reduce costs, hear what Carbon Charter businesses are doing to decarbonise the Visitor Economy, and learn what support is available.

Find out more and book your space.



Meet the author

Candy Richards

Candy Richards

East Anglia Development Manager