Business Innovation Centre (BIC)

To help you find funding to support your business growth, the BIC has developed over a number of years its own database of funding support which identifies all the business support organisations in the region that can help your business and includes a separate section showing all the funding opportunities open to businesses in the region.

More information: Tel: 01782 333798, email:

Boosting Business Programme

This programme is delivered by East Staffordshire Borough Council and is now open.

More on the fund can be found on the Boosting Business Programme page.

Finance and Funding Support

GBSLEP - Growth Hub - Funding and Finance Portal 

The Growth Hub comprises of a web based portal which aims to engage with all types of businesses with the ambition, appetite and potential to innovate and grow.

The Growth Hub - Funding and Finance Portal offers a quick way to understand what finance is available to help grow your business 

The Funding and Finance portal has been is designed to simplify the process for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to raise finance by providing local businesses with the information that they need to assist them with access to finance, by clearly segmenting potential funders into areas of specialism and expertise.

Search for funding by visiting the Growth Hub website.

Better Business Finance (BFF) 

Better Business Finance provides impartial information and support to businesses and entrepreneurs looking to develop and grow; whether the business is seeking finance, or starting out or exporting abroad, BBF is here to help.

It was set up by Barclays, HSBC, RBS, Lloyds and 2011 and is managed by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) in collaboration with its business and finance partners.

BBF was created to bring to life the recommendations of the Business Finance Taskforce, which was set up by the major banks to work together to help support the UK’s small and medium-sized businesses who are vital to our economy.

Search for funding by visiting the better business finance website.

Which funding scheme(s) suits your business?

The number of funding schemes available means the information can appear overwhelming and complex to navigate through. The council's enterprise team can help with this by talking to you to find out your aspirations and requirements and signposting you to the scheme that is best suited to you.

If any of these funding programmes are of interest, or you would like to talk to someone about what funding you may be eligible for, then the enterprise team can help.

Please see the contact the enterprise team page for full details of how to get in touch.