Grants and Loans

SME Growth Fund

The Tendring SME Growth Fund is a £750,000 programme to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Tendring District and is supported by a grant from Essex County Council.

The scheme will provide grants for new and existing businesses located in or relocating within the Tendring District and working in the following sectors:

  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering (Electrical/Mechanical)
  • Energy
  • Low Carbon
  • Maritime
  • Research and Development activities and supply chain businesses that support these key sector

For more information about the SME Growth Fund, please click here

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There are a range of business allowances and tax incentives which businesses many be able to take advantage of. For up to date information the web site has information on Grants and Government Support.


There are a number of loan schemes that have competitive interest rates including the Government's flagship Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme.

Foundation East provides finance and support to small businesses and social enterprises that have workable business plans but can't get a bank loan or need additional funds to match bank lending.

For further details on Foundation East visit their website at

Last updated on: 30/11/2017 - 09:26