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Recovery and Resilience Grants

Last updated 9:00 am, 17 June 2021

The Recovery and Resilience Grant scheme is currently open for new Expression of Interest submissions. Submissions will remain open until 5pm, 2 July 2021*

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

If you would like to apply for a grant through the scheme, please read the Grants Guidance for a detailed overview, check project eligibility, and then complete the Expression of Interest form below. This will be available until 5pm on 2 July 2021*, after which the link will be removed and the scheme will close for new submissions for this round of funding.

Expression of Interest Form

Upon completion, the Expressions of Interest will be dealt with in the order received, and a Business Advisor will then be in touch to take you through an initial diagnostic exercise to determine the eligibility of your business and support you through the grant application process.

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

*Please note that funding is subject to availability. SEMLEP’s Growth Hub reserves the right to close the Expression of Interest period at any point, depending on interest. We strongly recommend completing the Expression of Interest at your earliest convenience.

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).