Posted: Mon 18th May 2020
Today we are delighted to announce that Enterprise Nation has teamed up with Salesforce, the global leader in CRM technology, to deliver grants of £5,000 to UK small businesses.
The Salesforce Small Business Grants are designed to provide important capital to keep small firms afloat and boost their resilience as they begin to prepare for getting back to business in the 'new normal'.
The initiative is part of Salesforce's global $5m package of financial support to small and micro firms affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with $1m distributed in the UK.
The grant application process will be staggered. It opens today for firms based in Northern Ireland and will close at midnight on 24 May.
Applications will then open as follows:
Midlands: 1-7 June
South of England: 15 -21 June
Scotland: 29 June - 5 July
Wales: 13-19 July
North of England: 27 July - 2 August
Companies applying for the grant will also receive free access to Enterprise Nation membership including free half hour consultations with experts in marketing, strategy and digital technology.
To be eligible, firms must:
Be registered at Companies House
Have been established for at least 12 months
Have not received any other cash grant during 2020 in relation to COVID-19 from any government
Be based in the UK with a British bank account
Have between 2 to 50 employees
Meet all other eligibility requirements as stated in the grant programme terms here
Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, said: "Taking on debt is not an option for every business, especially now. This grant will open-up opportunities firms might otherwise not be able to afford, such as accessing support to help them pivot, learning how to access customers in new ways and increase skills.
"We're seeing a growing appetite for businesses to up their digital game as well as adapt to the new ways of working that are emerging."