OXLEP BUSINESS OFFERS FUNDING AND GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SMES AND SMES LOOKING TO GROW AND INNOVATE.

Cherwell Business Adaptation Fund

Cherwell Business Adaptation Fund

Businesses based in Cherwell were able to apply for a grant worth £5-20k for capital/revenue projects, supporting business to recover for 2022 and beyond.

We expect to support between 25 and 100 local businesses with grants for their projects, depending on the grant sizes requested by businesses who meet the eligibility criteria. Projects could include diversifying into new markets, a successful transition to Net Zero, or enabling the visitor economy to become more resilient in a post-pandemic world.

Applications for this grant are now closed.

You can find out more about the scheme here.

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ISFB GO-CREATE GRANT

The Go-Create grants were offered as part of the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) programme to assist tech and non-tech businesses to implement innovation projects aimed at bringing new products, processes and services to the market.

The Go-Create grants are now closed.

eScalate Grant

The eScalate programme has been extended and grant rounds are now closed.

eScalate grants are offered as part of the eScalate programme for SME’s for social good (i.e. those with social and/or environmental purpose) and scale up SME’s accessing finance or becoming investment ready.

Business Investment Fund

OxLEP Business announced a new capital investment fund, created to support Oxfordshire’s innovative business community to move into an effective renewal phase following the COVID-19 pandemic and potential effects of Brexit.

The Business Investment Fund's expression of interest process is now closed.

Grant guidance presentations

OxLEP Business eScalate Grant Guidance (Feb 2022)

OxLEP Business webinar: How to create an effective Business Investment Fund (March 2021)

For more information on our grant funding opportunities get in touch with the OxLEP Business team today.