SECCADS has received £2.578 million of funding from the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds growth programme for 2014 to 2020. This will be match-funded with £2.578 million from a partnership of private and public sector sources.
Between March 2019 and December 2020, the programme will help more than 370 companies and sole-traders with business support or grants, giving a £2.5 million boost to the creative economy in the south east of England.
SECCADS offers grants of between £1,000 and £20,000 to cover up to 35% of individual project costs.
The remaining 65% of project funding must come from private sources - for example, organisational profits, crowd-funding, trusts, foundations, a secured bank loan or personal contributions.
Grants to not have to be paid back - SECCADS offers equity-free investment.
Contact our Economic Development project team to find out how the programme could help you.
SECCADS is a partnership project between:
Thurrock Council - the accountable body
Essex County Council - the strategic partner
Colchester Borough Council - delivery partner
East Sussex County Council - delivery partner
Kent County Council - delivery partner
Medway Council - delivery partner
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council - delivery partner
University of Essex - delivery partner