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Scale Up 4 Growth (S4G) is a business support programme delivered in partnership between UWE Bristol, Foot Anstey and NatWest. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), it supports businesses in the West of England to grow, expand and scale. The aim of the programme is to enable businesses to develop their potential, create job opportunities, get ready to scale up and overcome barriers to growth.


S4G offers eligible businesses a range of support including access to grants, training, support from experts and scale-up solutions.


Applicants are invited to apply for grant funding and/or business workshops tailored to their needs.


Business growth workshops


We’re running a series of free workshops across the West of England addressing the key challenges facing businesses in achieving sustainable growth. These workshops will be relevant to start-ups, high growth potential businesses, S4G grant recipients and scale-ups across all sectors.


To find out when our next Business Growth Workshop is running check our

Key Dates page.


Grant funding for growth projects


Eligible businesses can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £40,000, which will fund 37.5% of project costs. To be eligible, businesses will need to demonstrate their potential and ability to generate new jobs or increase turnover to achieve their growth ambitions.


The deadline date for grant applications was midday on Thursday 7th March 2019. There are currently no further dates planned, but please register here for further updates.


Are you eligible?


SMEs operating in any sector, with a presence in Bristol, Bath and North-East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire can apply.  


More information can be found on the FAQs and Eligibility webpages.