Making an Application
Although this scheme is now generally closed, if your business is eligible and could spend any grant allocated by 31st March 2023 please email firstname.lastname@example.org asap.
A call is an open invitation for organisations/businesses/applicants to submit an application against a published specification. These are:
- A delivery organisation providing services to residents and businesses
- A local business applying for grants to help their enterprise grow
The application process is in two parts:
- Part 1 is the completion of an Expression of Interest form and Eligibility Questionnaire
- Part 2 is the Full Application
Call five: Main projects – application to deliver an employability / enterprise / community hub (ERDF funding)
This call is seeking projects to create an employability / enterprise / community hub which will provide quality, flexible space for the local community.
It will be a place where residents and businesses within the Folkestone Community Works area can access activities and support to help them achieve their potential.
A maximum grant of £250,000 is available – and this must be match-funded. Therefore a total of £500,000 will be invested in the project.
C1.0 Main Projects Call 5 ERDF Manual vs3
C2.1 Main Project Call 5 ERDF Specification E E C Hub vs3 08 21
C2.2a Main Project Call 5 ERDF Expression of Interest aug 21
C2.2b Main Project Call 5 ERDF Eligibility Questionnaire
C2.2c Main Project EQ definitions
C2.3 Main Project Grant Call 5 ERDF Application Form Guidance Notes
C2.4 Main Project Grant Call 5 ERDF Application Form
C2.4a Main Projects Grant Application_ERDF Outputs Annex
Call six: Main projects – applications to deliver business support services
This call is seeking projects to deliver one or more of the following business support services:
- Assist potential entrepreneurs on their journey to start an enterprise
- Help start-ups, including the self-employed, to establish and succeed
- Support the start-ups, self-employed and SME businesses in the area to grow – thereby creating new employment opportunities for residents
Applicants must be able to provide quality, approachable, accessible and flexible services that support SMEs, self-employment and business start-ups.
A maximum grant of £174,000 is available – and this must be match-funded. Therefore a total of £348,000 will be invested in the project.
C2.1 Main Projects Call 6 ERDF Specification for Action 2.6 Business Support Services 10 20vs2
C2.2b Main Projects Call 6 Eligibility Questionnaire 03 20
C2.2c Main Projects EQ definitions
C2.3 Main Project Grant ERDF Application Form Guidance Notes
C2.4 Main Projects Call 6 ERDF Application Form dec 21
C2.4a Main Projects Call 6 Grant Application_ERDF Outputs Annex 2021
C2.4b Main Projects Call 6 Grant Application_ERDF Budget Annex 2021
Call eight: Applicants for the SME business grant scheme
This call is for SME businesses with less than 250 employees and a turnover of under €50m.
Funding is available to support the growth of a business within the Folkestone Community Works area. One-to-one support is available throughout the process.
A grant between £1,000 and £25,000 is available – and this must be match-funded. Therefore a maximum of £50,000 can be invested into a project.
C1. SME Business Grant Manual_11 22 FINAL
C3.1 SME Business Grant Call Specification_Actions 2.5_2.6 v5b FINAL
C3.2 SME Business Grant Eligibility Questionnaire_09 18 V5 FINAL
C3.2b SME Business Grant EQ definitions_09 18
C3.3 SME Business Grant Application Guidance Notes_11 22 FINAL
C3.4 SME Business Grant Application Form_11 22vs2 FINAL
C3.4a SME Business Grant Application_Budget Annex_11 22 FINAL
Call nine: Main projects (ERDF) DIY space/Business incubation facilities
The call is seeking projects to create quality, flexible and versatile space(s) for businesses or for a wider appeal.
There is a minimum threshold for the size of ERDF grant requested for individual projects of £25,000 i.e. the minimum total project cost with matching funding is £50,000. There is no maximum threshold. Preference will be given to projects of scale and impact.
Capital funding can match revenue funding (and visa versa).
C2.1 Main Projects Call 9 Specification_ Action 2.7vs3
C2.2a Main Project Call 9 ERDF Expression of Interest aug 21
C2.2b Main Project Call 9 ERDF Eligibility Questionnaire
C2.2c Main Project EQ definitions
C2.3 Main Project Grant Call 9 ERDF Application Form Guidance Notes
C2.4 Main Project Grant Call 9 ERDF Application Form
C2.4a Main Projects Call 9 Grant Application_ERDF Outputs Annex 2021
C2.4b Main Projects Grant Application_ERDF Budget Annex 2021
The programme management team is available to assist applicants throughout the whole process. Successful projects have to be completed by 31 March 2023.
To discuss your project, please email email@example.com.