Funding News

One of the benefits to Wired Sussex membership is receiving a regular round up of all the latest digital, creative and media grants and funding opportunities; giving you access to the details on what financial support is available to help you and your business grow.

Latest Funding and Grant Opportunities

R&D / Innovation Funding Available From Technology Strategy Board

The Technology Strategy Board supports innovation through by providing access to funding across a range of programmes. Current opportunities include:

Innovation Vouchers

SEEDA are sponsoring an initiative which gives companies the chance to receive a voucher worth up to £4,000 to spend on innovation and research with a knowledge partner.

Innovation Challenge 2010

This award is available to small to medium companies in the SEEDA region that are able to demonstrate that their business is developing an innovative product or service.

Capitalise Business Loan

Financial assistance is available to start-up and existing businesses or social enterprises in Sussex, Kent or Surrey to help with their development and growth.

RIFE (Regional Investment Fund for England) Production and Development Grant

A range of RIFE grants are available until the end of October

Finance South East Business Grant

There are two types of Business Grant available, which are funded by SEEDA and delivered by Finance South East in the South East Region.

Leadership & Management Training Fund

Skillset can put you in touch with a regional adviser who will take you through the process for applying for funding. You can access £500 for one of your senior managers to undertake leadership and management training of your choice. A further £500 is available if you match it pound for pound. This means that you could get £1500 towards training if you contribute £500. To take advantage of this Leadership & Management offer, please email