On this page you will find links and information to a wide range of business opportunities and funded support schemes.
Start Up Loans – £10,000 available to start your own business. For details follow the link below
Click here for Start Up Loans for 18-30 years old
Expansion East Kent fund. This is a loan scheme with a 0% interest rate that is provided by Kent County Council. The loan must be used to create or safeguard jobs in the East Kent area. The loan has certain criteria which must be met, the details of which can be found on the KCC guidance notes on their website. The scheme also provides free access to business advice clinics operating in Canterbury, Thanet, Folkestone and Dover. Click here for a You Tube clip of the programme
Follow this link Expansion East Kent
Kent Business portal. This portal allows the sharing of information about existing contracts and forthcoming tendering opportunities across councils in the Kent area.
Follow this link Kent Business Portal
Southeast Business portal. The Portal is designed to allow the sharing of information about existing contracts (Contract Store) and forthcoming tendering opportunities (Opportunities) across the 74 councils* and 9 fire & rescue services of the south east region.
Follow this link Southeast Business Portal
Funding Central is a free website for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. The site provides access to thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and resources supporting organisations to develop sustainable income strategies appropriate to their needs.
Follow this link Funding Central
Businesslink Contracts Finder. Find contracts that you can bid for – from government departments and agencies, and their prime contractors. Search by keyword, value, location and more.
Follow this link Businesslink Contracts Finder