The Solent LEP launched it’s Covid19 Recovery SME Grant Fund on Wednesday, and small businesses (Limited Companies only) can apply for Grants for £ 1k to £ 3K to bring in outside help to work on growth and resilience projects. The Grant is for 100% of the project cost and does not have to be match funded. The types of project it is aimed are strategic reviews, growth plans for new markets, new product development, and new ways of operating that include include digital and web. Measures to mitigate social distancing procedures also apply. There is a fund for Tourism businesses and a wider fund for SMEs generally. Beware though, the Fund is inviting applications now, and Round One will close when 1000 applications have been received or by Wednesday 23rd September, whichever comes first.
Why bring in outside help for this? Bringing in an outside consultant brings fresh energy, experience and skill sets to your team. A new perspective is often the catalyst for change and growth, especially after a year that has seen business owners left to fight for their livelihoods. From my perspective as an outside Consultant that can help you, I bring a lot of connections and experience in specific sectors, and I can fast forward you through your project, whether it is finding new consumer and trade customers, going digital, or creating an Export plan. And, right now, there is the opportunity to access funding for this. Find out how I have helped other businesses here https://www.jackiephillips.co.uk/portfolio/
Find out more from the Solent LEP website here: https://solentlep.org.uk/restart-and-recovery-and-kickstarting-tourism-grant-fund/
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