Capacity building activities: working with local business forums and sector networks to develop area and sector based action plans.
Business development network: this will include supporting businesses through needs that have been identified in the action plans and will be supported by specialist consultants through structured workshops, taster sessions, seminars and conferences.
Small grant scheme: providing micro, small and medium sized businesses the opportunity to apply for grants between £1,000 and £5,000 to support productive investment as well as service improvement to increase business competitiveness. Both capital and revenue grants are available with the grant providing 60% of the total cost.
Capital and revenue
60% of the total cost
Grants between £1000 and £5000.
Applicants are asked to initially complete an Expression of Interest form. Our staff will then undertake a detailed eligibilty check and if applicants are eligible, they will be asked to submit a full application