this latest government scheme, small and medium sized businesses will
have access to grants of between £1000 and £5000 to help access new technology
and equipment as well as other business advisory services to help them get back
on track and recover from Covid-19.
support package will be fully funded by the government and distributed through
local Growth Hubs across England.
criteria is likely to vary by region so, in the first instance, please do check
how your business aligns with your local Growth Hub’s guidance. For example, in
Greater Manchester, priority will be given to those in the
Visitor Economy Sector.
Hubs are still determining precise funding allocations before tightening their
own application criteria but many are currently accepting expressions of
interest so now is the time to act.
If you think you might qualify, we suggest a quick chat with one of our consultants who’ll help identify where such a grant might add the most value to your business. This could be anything from improving hardware performance and connectivity to new software that automates business functions. They’ll likely be judging applications on tangible evidence of improvement in business efficiency.