SUED is a £70 million, five-year programme supported by the British Government through the Department for International Development (DFID)
SUED funding is channelled through two mechanisms:
Seed Funding: of up to 50% of the programme's total fund to support infrastructural development and value chain projects. The seed funding will be demand led and based on the projects identified in the respective municipal urban economic plans.
An equivalent of up to KES 4.5 billion to be shared among the twelve (12) supported municipalities
Technical Assistance: Each municipality is expected to get an equivalent of up to KES 400 million of technical support over five years
UK's Secretary of State for International Development Rory Stewart announced on 11th July 2019, during Lamu's Celebration Ceremony that SUED has received an additional £10 million in its funding to support another two ( Bungoma and Wote) municipalities. The programme previous funding was £ 60 million.