Go-Create Grants are offered as part of the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) Phase 2 programme, to support innovation projects within tech and non-tech businesses.

The Go-Create Grants are now closed for applications.



Go-Create Grants are offered as part of the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) Phase 2 programme. Grants are available to any existing small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) based anywhere in England but must demonstrate an economic benefit within Oxfordshire, as long as the applicant fulfils the necessary criteria and conditions that appear in the guidance documents. The aim of the fund is to provide flexible grants designed to assist SMEs to implement innovation projects, to develop prototypes and prove concepts to assist with early-stage development work and the exploitation of intellectual property; or to promote the use of innovation to bring new products, processes or services to the market. 

Examples of innovation projects might include:

  • Investment in product and service development 
  • Technological and applied research
  • Developing pilot lines
  • Early product validation actions
  • Supporting advance manufacturing capabilities
  • First production

Go-Create Grants are available on a competitive basis to eligible tech and non-tech businesses toward the cost of eligible externally incurred capital expenditure as part of an innovation activity.

Grants are funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme and will be allocated via a competitive grant competition across the length of the programme, unless funding has been fully committed prior to that date.

Supporting documents:

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For any questions regarding the Go-Create Grants please contact the ISfB team at: [email protected]


Finding Funds for Innovation (August 2021)

Winning Funds for Innovation – Improving your Chances of Success (August 2021)

Watch our ISfB Go-Create grant guidance presentation

For more information on our ISfB business support programme get in touch with our team today