Enterprise Development Grant

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Grants of up to £6000 covering up to 75% of eligible project costs are available through the Ashfield District Council Enterprise Development Grant.

This scheme is available to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises who have been located in the district of Ashfield for at least six months, or who are located outside the district and are looking to move into the area. You must also have a viable growth plan which will lead to new jobs being created.

The grant can contribute towards the following:

  • Costs relating to research and development work e.g. product development, including production of prototypes and research of new marketing opportunities
  • Costs to purchase machinery, if that machinery creates a step change in your commercial operations
  • Digital marketing costs, such as web design and development, online promotional activities, business logo designs etc.
  • Costs associated with staff training, to improve skill levels, in order to introduce the proposed developments into the business
  • Internal building refurbishments (Shop fittings are not eligible)
  • Shop fronts only where this is part of an overall package of business improvements
  • Costs to support energy efficiency improvements
  • Costs associated with specialist advice to support the business

You must contact the business support team to arrange an online appointment, to discuss the business growth project in more detail.

Closing date: 31 March 2025 or sooner, subject to available funds.

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