Sunderland Business Support Fund

Funded through Sunderland City Council and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund this grant programme has been designed to drive economic growth by helping businesses to access external expertise to implement business growth and improvement plans.

The Sunderland Business Support Fund covers up to 40% of eligible business spend.

Grants are available to support projects costing between £3,000 and £6,000 (excluding VAT) – for more information on the type of projects we could support, click here.

Business eligibility

Your business may be eligible for funding if it’s a trading and growing SME based in the Sunderland City Council catchment area.

Project eligibility

You can use the grant for most types of business support where external expertise will help your business to grow or become more resilient.

Funding process

Accessing the Sunderland Business Support Fund is very straightforward – you could have a decision on your grant application within a few weeks.

Apply for a grant

We’ll need to know some details about your business, the project you’d like to fund with a Sunderland Business Support Fund grant and how it will help.