Round two funding - Businesses

Round two funding - Businesses

Funding for the second call is now closed

If you run a small to medium size business (fewer than 250 employees) in East or Central Folkestone and would like a cash boost to help your business grow, improve productivity and create jobs? Then the Folkestone Works programme might be able to help you.

HOW TO APPLY FOR FUNDING – The second call is now closed, thank you for your applications.

Before you apply, it may be worth checking that your business is in the catchment area.  Please use the Ordnance Survey map and Postcode checker on the Introduction page.

You can apply to Folkestone Community Works for the following:

  • SME Business Grant Scheme: Businesses are the applicants and beneficiaries.

SME Business Grant Scheme has specific guidance notes and documentation.  The application process is in two stages:

  • Stage 1 is an Eligibility Questionnaire – submission date 5pm MONDAY 15 OCTOBER 2018
  • Stage 2 is the Full Application – submission date 5pm FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2018

These stages are to ensure applicants are eligible for funding before they complete the Full Application.  Please do not complete the Full Application form unless you have submitted an Eligibility Questionnaire and have received an invitation from the Programme Management Team to submit a Full Application form.

Successful projects must be complete within 6 months of being funded.

If you have any queries, please contact the Programme Management Team at

Should you wish to be added to our distribution list for future rounds, please email us at


Guidance Notes

C1. SME Business Grant Manual_v3

C3.1 SME Business Grant Call Specification_Sept18

Application Forms

C3.2 SME Business Grant Eligibility Questionnaire_Sept18

C3.2b SME Business Grant EQ definitions_Sept18

C3.3 SME Business Grant Application Guidance Notes Sept18

C3.4 SME Business Grant Application Form Sept18

C3.4a SME Business Grant Application – Outputs Annex Sept18

C3.4b SME Business Grant Application – Budget Annex Sept18