The Government have announced £20 million in grants to support small businesses in the recovery from Covid-19.
The grants of between £1,000 - £5,000 will be available to small and medium-sized businesses in England for new equipment and technology, as well as access to specialist advice, including financial advice. This is new support in addition to that previously announced and is an extension to the £10 million package of support for the tourism industry.
The funding has been allocated to Growth Hubs within each Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and there will be no requirement for businesses to contribute financially. The relevant LEP for many of our clients will be the Heart of the South West and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.
It is anticipated that applications for these grants will open shortly and will be available through the LEP. You can register your interest with the Heart of the South West LEP here.