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SALESFORCE SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAMME TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(the Terms and Conditions)

The Administrator of the grant programme is:

Enterprise Nation Ltd
133 Whitechapel High Street
London
E1 7QA

  • 2.1. The title of the Programme is ‘Salesforce small business grant Programme 2020’ (the Programme).
  • 2.2. The Programme is intended to offer grant funding ("Grants") to provide support to Eligible Companies who are suffering from the effects of the current restrictions placed upon business and the general population as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (COVID-19). The Programme is open to all Eligible Companies (as defined in Section 4, below). Entry will be by submission (via the Administrator’s Website at www.enterprisenation.com/smallbusinessgrants) of a fully completed application for grant funding, in accordance with Section 3, below.
  • 2.3. The Grants will be funded by the Sponsor of the Programme:
    Salesforce UK Limited
    110 Bishopsgate
    London
    EC2N 4AY
  • 2.4. All applications for Grants received between the Opening Date and Closing Date (as defined in Section 3.1, below) (Applications) will first be assessed by the Administrator (on its own or using a third party agent) for eligibility (in accordance with Section 4). All eligible applications will then be scored by the Administrator against a set of criteria including (but not limited to)(the Criteria):
    • 2.4.1. the activity of the business;
    • 2.4.2. the financial standing of the company;
    • 2.4.3. the level of hardship suffered by the company as a result of COVID-19;
    • 2.4.4. the likely impact of a Grant on the survivability and resilience of the company; and
    • 2.4.5. the impact of the company on its community, and the impact of the potential failure of the business on that community.
  • 2.5. The applications with the highest scores will be shortlisted (see detailed numbers per region in the table below, subject to change, based on the entries per region) and invited to send in a 2 minute virtual pitch to a panel of judges appointed by the Administrator (which shall include at least one independent judge)(the Panel), covering (i) an introduction to their business; (ii) how their business has been affected by Coronavirus; and (iii) how securing the Grant will help their business on what it will be spent and how it will positively impact the community. The Panel will score each Application against the Criteria and will submit its selection decisions to the Administrator, who shall offer Grants to those Applications which have been selected as being most deserving under the Criteria, provided that their Application is in compliance with Sections 5 and 6 below (the Successful Applicants). The offer and acceptance of Grants shall be in accordance with Sections 5 and 6 below.

  • Region Shortlisted
    Scotland 18
    Wales 10
    Northern Ireland 8
    North England 54
    Central England 68
    South England 110
    TOTAL 268

    • 2.5.1. For the purpose of these Terms and Condition, the relevant region for each Applicant, is the region where the Applicant’s principal trading address resides, as recorded in the national database.
    • 2.5.2. For the purpose of these Terms and Condition, the following regions include the following counties:

    Region
    North England Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, Yorkshire.
    Central England West Midlands, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
    South England Greater London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Bristol, Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

  • 2.6. The final decision to offer any Grant will be at the discretion of the Administrator, acting reasonably.
  • 2.7. The names of the judges on the Panel will be available to anyone who requests them via [email protected] within one month of the Closing Date.
  • 3.1. The Programme will run from the applicable Opening Date to the applicable Closing Date, in respect of the region where the Applicant’s principal trading address resides, as recorded on the national database, as per table below.

  • Region Opening Date Closing Date
    Northern Ireland 8:00: a.m. (BST)
    18th May 2020
    11:59: p.m. (BST)
    24th May 2020
    Central England 8:00: a.m. (BST)
    1st June 2020
    11:59: p.m. (BST)
    7th June 2020
    South England 8:00: a.m. (BST)
    15th June 2020
    11:59: p.m. (BST)
    21st June 2020
    Scotland 8:00: a.m. (BST)
    29th June 2020
    11:59: p.m. (BST)
    5th July 2020
    Wales 8:00: a.m. (BST)
    13th July 2020
    11:59: p.m. (BST)
    19th July 2020
    North of England 8:00: a.m. (BST)
    27th July 2020
    11:59: p.m. (BST)
    2nd August 2020

  • 3.2. All Applications must be received by the Administrator via the Administrator’s website by no later than 11:59:59 p.m. (BST) on the Closing Date. All Applications received after the Closing Date are automatically disqualified.
  • 3.3. All Applications must contain all of the required information set out on the application form on the Administrator’s website. Applications which do not contain all required information will be automatically disqualified.
  • 3.4. There is no charge to use of the Administrator's website or to submit an Application. Applicants must however create an account on the Administrator’s website in order to submit an application. Applicants will be able to delete their account at any time, at the end of the Grant Programme.
  • 3.5. The Administrator will not accept responsibility for any partially-complete or failed Applications, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.
  • 3.6. By submitting an Application, you, as Applicant Representative, are agreeing (and representing and warranting that you as Applicant Representative have the power to agree) for and on behalf of the Eligible Company to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and that the information provided as part of the Application is complete and accurate.
  • 4.1. The Programme is only open to UK-registered limited companies who meet the following requirements:
    • 4.1.1. applicant company is headquartered in the UK and they have a British bank account;
    • 4.1.2. applicant company is a for-profit business;
    • 4.1.3. applicant company must have been established (i.e. incorporated at Companies House (or equivalent)) for at least one year as of programme launch date (18 May 2020);
    • 4.1.4. applicant company has a website or other online/digital presence;
    • 4.1.5. applicant company must not be a franchisee or a subsidiary of any other company;
    • 4.1.6. applicant company must have had at least two full-time employee (including the founder/business owner) as of 31 December 2019;
    • 4.1.7. applicant company must have between two and fifty employees as of the date of the Application;
    • 4.1.8. applicant company have not received any other cash grant exceeding £1,000 GBP during 2020 in relation to COVID-19 from any government (not including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme);
    • 4.1.9. applicant company are not meeting one or more of the five conditions set forth under Section 4.3 below;
    • 4.1.10. applicant company have no criminal or County Court Judgement (CCJ) in their name;
    • 4.1.11. applicant company must be able to provide tax and income statements for the previous 12-month period, on request;
    • 4.1.12. applicant company must not be ineligible for any reasons set forth in Section 4.3 (a)-(e) below; and
    • 4.1.13. applicant company must not have outstanding debt exceeding £100,000 (but not including any lease/mortgage, current payroll, A/R line or venture debt) as of the date of the Application.
  • For sake of clarity, companies registered in the Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man are deemed not eligible.

    Companies who meet all of these requirements, excluding employees and former employees (who have left less than 6 months prior to the starting date of the programme) of the Administrator or the Sponsor, their immediate families, members of their household (whether or not related) and any other person professionally connected with the Programme, are Eligible Companies.

  • 4.2. The Application must be completed and verified by the majority shareholder of the Eligible Company, who must be an individual natural person over the age of 18. Where more than one natural person owns equal shares, such that no natural person owns a majority share in the Applicant Company, any of them may complete and verify the Application. The natural person completing and verifying the Application shall be the Applicant Representative.
  • 4.3. In applying for the Programme, the Applicant Representative and the Eligible Company confirm that the Eligible Company meets the requirements set out in Section 4.1 and is eligible to claim the Grant. The Administrator, by means of a third party (the Background Checks Provider), will conduct background checks and may require the Applicant Representative to provide proof that the Eligible Company meets the requirements set out in Section 4.1.
  • 4.4. Prohibited Assignments: in the performance of the background checks, the Background Checks Provider shall not knowingly recommend an Applicant for whom a Background checks indicates that such Applicant:
    • a. has been convicted of a criminal offence or for whom a warrant is outstanding, or for whom a criminal charge is currently pending (as checked by the Federal Criminal Records database, but will not be using County or manual checks), or is on a US or UK Government Specially Designated National, or export denial list. The foregoing shall not apply to a minor traffic violation (a moving traffic violation other than reckless driving, hit and run, driving to endanger, vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated or other criminal offense involving gross negligence, recklessness, intentional or willful misconduct while operating a motor vehicle), to a conviction that has been legally expunged, or to a conviction for a misdemeanor that occurred while the employee was under the age of twenty-one years;
    • b. does not have the legal right to work in the United Kingdom;
    • c. is not a party or deemed a party included in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Denied Persons List, Denied Entity List or Unverified List; the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List; the U.S. Department of State’s Debarred Persons List; or is otherwise a designated party by the U.S. or UK government or any of its agencies as a party with which it is unlawful to do business, and is not doing business in countries or regions subject to comprehensive U.S. sanctions (currently Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria);
    • d. reported information which contains a significant deviation from the results of the background check;
    • e. is neither state owned enterprises nor government entities.
  • 4.5. The Administrator will not accept Applications that are:
    • 4.5.1. automatically generated by computer;
    • 4.5.2. completed by third parties or in bulk; or
    • 4.5.3. incomplete.
  • 4.6. There is a limit of one Application to the Programme per Eligible Company. Joint Applications are not allowed. In the event of multiple Applications being submitted by an Eligible Company, the first Application only will be considered.
  • 4.7. The Administrator reserves all rights to disqualify Eligible Companies if their conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the Programme or if they provide any false or misleading information in their Application.
  • 5.1. A total of 134 Grants of £5,000 each will be offered to the Successful Applicants of the Programme. See detailed table below.

  • Region Grants
    Scotland 9
    Wales 5
    Northern Ireland 4
    North England 27
    Central England 34
    South England 55
    TOTAL 134

  • 5.2. The payment of each Grant to the selected Eligible Companies (each a Successful Applicant), after completion of the judging process described in Section 2, shall be subject to the following conditions:
    • 5.2.1. provision by the Successful Applicant of proof of any information submitted in the relevant Application, on request of the Administrator;
    • 5.2.2. continued compliance of each Successful Applicant with the criteria for Eligible Companies set out in Section 4.1;
    • 5.2.3. the entering into between each Successful Applicant and the Administrator of a Grant Agreement in the form set out in Annex 1 to the Terms and Conditions; and
    • 5.2.4. the compliance of the Successful Applicant with the Grant Agreement, once entered into.
  • 5.3. There is no alternative award to a Grant. Grants will be paid to Successful Applicants via bank transfer, payable to the account notified to the Administrator in accordance with Section 5.5.
  • 5.4. Grants are not negotiable or transferable and must be used solely for the purposes detailed by the applicant company in the pitch. The Administrator reserves the right to take action to recover the Grant if a Successful Applicant is in breach of these Terms and Conditions or otherwise fails to use the Grant for the specified purposes.
  • 5.5. Successful Applicants who, after being notified of their success (In accordance with the table below), do not fulfil the requirements of Section 5.2, do not respond to the notification within [7] days, decline the Grant or refuse to sign a Grant Agreement shall no longer be eligible to claim a Grant and shall be automatically disqualified from the Programme. In such circumstances, and at the sole discretion of the Administrator and Sponsor, the relevant Grant may be offered to the highest-rated runner-up Application (under the Section 2 judging process), subject to the terms of this Section 5.

  • Region Notification to Successful Applicants
    Northern Ireland 29th May 2020
    Central England 12th June 2020
    South England 26th June 2020
    Scotland 10th July 2020
    Wales 24th July 2020
    North of England 7th August 2020

  • 5.6. Grants are taxable and Successful Applicants are responsible for declaring and paying any taxes due.
  • 6.1. The decision of the Administrator is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into, except with Successful Applicants.
  • 6.2. The Administrator will contact Successful Applicants as soon as practicable after the regional dates set out in paragraph 5.5 (the Announcement Date), using the contact details provided with the Application.
  • 6.3. The Administrator will confirm the relevant details of each Successful Applicant, and provide each Successful Applicant with a completed copy of the Grant Agreement.
  • 6.4. Successful Applicants must sign and return to the Administrator the signed Grant Agreement within 30 (thirty) days of receipt. The Grant Agreement will then be counter-signed by the Administrator , and the Grant will then be transferred to the Successful Applicant in accordance with the terms of the Grant Agreement. If the signed Grant Agreement is not returned to the Administrator within the thirty-day period, the Administrator may, in its sole discretion, withdraw the offer of the Grant and disqualify the relevant Successful Applicant.
  • 6.5. After the completion of the Programme and the entering into of all Grant Agreements, the Administrator will publish on their websites the names of all Successful Applicants who receive Grants, and the Administrator and/or Sponsor may issue press releases or other publicity detailing any or all of the Grants.
  • 6.6. If an applicant objects to its details being published or made available, please contact the Administrator at [email protected].
  • 6.7. The Administrator and Sponsor do not accept any responsibility if any Successful Applicant is unable to take up or declines to accept any Grant or fails to receive notification of or accept a Grant due to any technical issue or as a result of having provided incorrect/incomplete contact details.
  • 6.8. Successful Applicants represent and warrant that they will not utilise the Grant to purchase Salesforce products.
  • 7.1. The Administrator and Sponsor do not claim any rights of ownership in the content of any Application.
  • 8.1. The Administrator will only process personal information submitted to it as set out in its privacy policy.
  • 8.2. First name, second name, business name and email address of the Applicants will be shared with the Sponsor, for the performance of the Grant Program. The Sponsor’s Privacy Statement that applies to the processing of this data is available at https://www.salesforce.com/uk/company/privacy/.
  • 8.3. In accordance with paragraph 6.5 and 6.6 above, the Applicant grants the Administrator and the Sponsor the right, with no obligation, to issue website and/or press releases or other publicity detailing any or all of the Grants, unless the applicant exercises its objection right set forth in paragraph 6.6 above.
  • 9.1. If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of the Terms and Conditions, the Administrator may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude any company from participating in the Programme.
  • 9.2. The Administrator reserves the right to hold void, suspend, or amend the Programme where it becomes necessary to do so for reasons outside the Administrator's control.
  • 9.3. The Terms and Conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
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