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Greentech Business Growth Fund

The ‘Greentech Business Growth Fund’ (GBGF), part of the ‘Towns Fund’ programme, is a 3-year £1 million grant fund that responds to the strategic priority need of ‘greening’ Crawley’s economy. The overarching objective is for grant funding to support the continued development and growth of the local green technology and green construction sectors.

Business based in Crawley that operate in the green-tech or low-carbon sectors are able to apply for grants of between £10,000 and £175,000 to fund projects and investments that enable business growth and generate additional employment.

Eligibility criteria

Businesses must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible to apply for the GBGF grant scheme:

  • Crawley-based and intend to remain in Crawley for at least 5 years
  • Operate in the ‘green-tech’ sector and be able to demonstrate how the proposed project and grant funding would deliver business growth, in terms of jobs created and increased turnover
  • Businesses are to be small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – including micro-enterprises and start-ups
  • Applications for a ‘Business Investment Grant’ (Up to £175k) will be subject to a 50% match-funding requirement
  • Any grant funding awarded under the GBGF grant scheme cannot result in a breach of the conditions of the UK Subsidy Control Regime on the part of applicant businesses

Applicants to the GBGF grant scheme are entitled to include a range of costs as part of their project proposals, for example facilities, equipment and product design.

For further information, including:

  • Detailed eligibility criteria
  • Guidance on preparing and submitting a grant application
  • Examples of permitted expenditure

Refer to the ‘process guidance notes’ document below.

Greentech Business Growth Fund process guidance notes (PDF, 832.08 KB)

To express your interest in making an application to the GBGF grant scheme, email

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