Business and Economy

Small businesses to benefit from kickstart growth funding

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Posted on: 28 August 2020

Small businesses and the tourism sector across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay are among those who can benefit from the Growth Support Kickstart Grant Scheme offering grants of up to £3,000.

Application forms for the grant are available on the Growth Support Kickstart Grant website from noon on Tuesday 1 September.

It follows the recent government announcement of a £10 million national investment to kickstart the tourism economy and a £20 million national investment to support small business to get going again and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) has been awarded a £771,164 share of the funding to help as many businesses as possible as they recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

Businesses across the Heart of the South West LEP area of Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay will be able to make a single application for a grant of between £1,000 and £3,000 to fund the purchase of:

  • Specialist consultancy
  • Minor items that enable the business to adopt new technology
  • Minor items that enable the business to adapt existing technology

Further information and guidance and Frequently Asked Questions are available on the Growth Support Kickstart Grant website.  The application form, available from noon on Tuesday, will be downloadable as an online form from the website.

Applications should be emailed to Support.BSI@devon.gov.uk.

Applicants are asked to email Support.BSI@devon.gov.uk with any questions about the funding.

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