Bridging the Gap – Armed Forces is a new, bespoke, fund for the Armed Forces community – service leavers, veterans, family members, spouses, reservists and cadets – and will support both new start-ups and established businesses with grants of between £5,000 – £75,000 to create jobs and secure investment….

The fund will be operated on a competitive basis and applicants will need to develop a business plan to access the capital funding and demonstrate how they can create or safeguard jobs. Funding from the Bridging the Gap – Armed Forces Fund will need to be match funded with additional investment into the business.

Further information on the fund and how to apply is available in the following documents:

Beginner’s Guide

Technical Guidance

Expression of Interest Form

Full Application Form

For more details please call the Solent Growth Hub 01329 820 898 or visit