Ashfield District Council Growth Grant

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Ashfield District Council have launched a new business growth grant which is aimed at SME’s operating within the manufacturing, transport or logistics sectors.

This is applicable for specific postcodes; NG15, NG16, NG17, DE55 4PB and must be located in the main towns of Hucknall, Kirby-in-Ashfield, Sutton-in-Ashfield and Selston.

Grants between £6,000 and £10,000 are available for SMEs looking to improve their workforce capabilities or operational efficiencies, and which will also result in at least three new jobs being created. Businesses must be able to show that they have had a reduction in trade due to the Covid-19 pandemic last year and that they are now looking to grow their business.

SME's can use this grant to pay towards the costs of external services such as a consultant, trainer or another expert with specific mention of support with:

  • Research and development work e.g. product development, including production of prototypes and research of new marketing opportunities, digital improvements, addressing challenges linked to exporting and Brexit.
  • Training - improving workforce capabilities in order to introduce the proposed new developments into the business that will increase productivity and efficiency e.g. HGV driver training
  • Implementation of professional standards that support operational efficiencies e.g. ISO9002 to strengthen future business tenders and contracting opportunities.
  • Any service that injects professional expertise into the business that supports long term commercial growth.

The scheme will close on 24 October and all applications are on a strict first come first served basis.

If you would like more information on the scheme above, please click on Visit the Website (above) to contact the provider directly. 

 

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