Enterprise Nation partners with Salesforce to deliver £5,000 COVID-19 small business grants

Enterprise Nation partners with Salesforce to deliver £5,000 COVID-19 small business grants

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."

For more information on how to apply and to see if you are eligible, read the complete FAQ and T&Cs available here.

Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder, Emma Jones CBE, Enterprise Nation connects you to the resources and expertise to help you succeed.

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