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Government grants for small businesses in England to access advice: The links you need

Government grants for small businesses in England to access advice: The links you need
Dan Martin
Dan Martin
Freelance content creator & event host
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Posted: Thu 3rd Sep 2020

Enterprise Nation has published a spreadsheet of links to all Growth Hubs in England where small businesses can register interest in grants to access new equipment and professional advice.

Unveiled in July, the £20m funding, provided by the England European Regional Development Fund, is aimed at helping small firms get back on track during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grants of £1,000 to £5,000 can be spent on equipment to adapt or adopt new technology in order to continue to deliver business activity or diversify in response to COVID-19.

They can also be used to pay for one-to-one specialist business advice for responding to the impact of the pandemic such as HR, accounting, legal, finance, health and safety and IT experts.

SMEs with fewer than 250 staff, a turnover under €50m and were trading on or before 1 March 2020 can apply.

The programme is being delivered by England's 38 Growth Hubs. Each has been provided with a minimum of £250,000. The funding allocation for each area is here.

All grants must be awarded by 28 February 2021 and all activity fully completed by 31 March 2021.

Apply for the coronavirus business grants

Some Growth Hubs have already started allocating the grants while others are inviting businesses to register their interest by filling in a form or signing up to a newsletter to stay updated.

Click here for a spreadsheet with links for all 38 Growth Hubs.

 
Dan Martin
Dan Martin
Freelance content creator & event host
Dan Martin Content & Events
 
I'm a freelance content creator and event host who helps small businesses and the organisations that support them. I have 18 years of experience as a small business journalist having interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from billionaires like Sir Richard Branson to the founders behind brand new start-ups. I've worked for a range of leading small business publications and support groups, most recently as head of content at Enterprise Nation where I was responsible for the prolific output of content on the company's blog and social media. I'm based in Bristol where I run and host regular events with the local small business community and have strong connections to major business organisations in the south west region. In total, I've hosted over 50 events; from intimate meet-ups to conferences with an audience of hundreds including events for international brands like Facebook and Xero. I'm also a big fan of podcasts having hosted Enterprise Nation's Small Business Sessions as well as lots of online events including Facebook Live interviews, webinars and three live web chats from inside 10 Downing Street. With my partner, I co-run Lifestyle District, a lifestyle blog focused on culture, art, theatre and photography. I'm here to help. I'm volunteering free advice calls of up to an hour as part of the Recovery Advice for Business scheme, over the next 6 months. Please get in touch to see how I can help your business. 
 

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