Support Grants

Growth Fund

Targeted at businesses looking to grow or expand as they continue to recover from any negative impacts associated with trading during the pandemic. Sectors prioritised will be manufacturing, engineering, professional services, logistics, wholesale, construction and environmental.

Closing on:
8 October

Exceptional Fund

Further financial support for businesses that operate in the leisure, retail and hospitality sectors. Businesses must demonstrate that they have either experienced, or continue to experience, a severe and demonstrable negative impact as a result of on-going COVID restrictions, or indeed the continued effects of the pandemic upon trading.

Closing on:
8 October

Social Enterprise Development Grant

Aimed at Social Enterprises that are looking to diversify, grow or expand as they continue to recover from any negative impacts associated with trading during the pandemic. Businesses operating within this field are expected to have a social or environmental mission that brings wider benefit to the local area.

Closing on:
8 November

Specialist 1-2-1 Support

In addition to the grant funding options being made available to businesses, we are also supporting businesses to access dedicated 1-2-1 business consultancy support to navigate recovery out of the pandemic. Our business consultants can assist all sectors to develop plans for growth, business planning, diversification mapping, introducing new product lines, independent financial assessments through to the development of new websites.

Closing on:
31 January