Enterprise Development Funding Criteria and Applicant Information

You and your business may be able to access full or partial funding for personal and employee support and skills development for business enterprise start up and existing business growth programmes.

To apply for ERDF/ ESF funding for these development programmes you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are starting up, or have been in an established business for less than 12 months
  • You are resident or operating your business in England
  • You are at least 16 years of age

Note: A separate form must be completed for every applicant even if they are employed in the same business.

This information will be shared with your regional enterprise agency who will contact you to complete a formal funding application. Completion and submission of this form does not guarantee funding availability.