Grants - Let's Do Business Group

Don’t let a lack of funding stop your dreams from taking off…

If you have a small to medium-size business (SME) or are a start-up based in East Sussex, we could help you fund a wide range of capital items to help increase sales, improve productivity and boost profitability.

You fund 70%. We fund 30%

  • Tapping into European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) we can provide grants of between £1,000 and £10,000
  • We can fund up to 30% of the total cost of a wide range of eligible capital items
  • It could be anything from new equipment and machinery to new technology and processes.
  • If it helps your business grow you could potentially reclaim 30% of the total cost up to our maximum grant of £10,000.


In order to be eligible a business must:

  • Be a small to medium-size business with under 250 staff and a turnover under €50m be spending on a project or purchase that has a long-term growth impact on the business (not day-to-day running costs)
    Have, with our help, secured a grant offer letter from SEBB before starting the project.


The following sectors are not eligible for SEBB funding

  • Fishery and aquaculture
  • Primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products
  • Coal, steel and shipbuilding
  • Synthetic fibres
  • Generalised education establishments
  • Charities and voluntary sector organisations not using a trading arm
  • Politically-affiliated membership organisations.


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