Recovery and Resilience Grants

Last updated 16:00, 27 September 2021

The Recovery and Resilience Grant scheme is reopening for Expressions of Interest from 10 am, 4th October – 10 am, 18th October.

The scheme offers match funding to businesses to invest in new technologies, plant equipment, machinery, or premises growth to help businesses create employment opportunities.

The minimum grant amount that can applied for is £5000, and the maximum grant available is £50,000. The grants are designed to build resilience for businesses that have been affected by Covid-19 by supporting investment projects that will create a significant, positive impact on the business’s future.

The grants cover a maximum of 50% of the total price of a project and are designed to aid future recovery, and as such, there is a requirement for businesses to plan for jobs to be created as a result. As a guide, businesses are expected to create one job per £10,000 of grant.


How to apply

The Recovery and Resilience Grant scheme is reopening for Expressions of Interest from 10:00 am, 4 October – 10:00 am, 18 October. Upon completion, the Expressions of Interest will be dealt with in the order received, and a Business Adviser will then be in touch to determine your eligibility and help with the application process.

Completed applications must be submitted in full (including all additional documents) by midnight on 28 November 2021. Applications received after this time will be rolled forwards monthly, subject to funding availability.

For more information, please refer to the Guidance Notes:

PDF: Recovery and Resilience Grants Guidance



To be eligible for grant funding, applicants must meet the following essential criteria:


The Recovery and Resilience Grant Scheme is delivered by SEMLEP’s Growth Hub and part-funded by the Getting Building Fund and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).