Due to unprecedented demand, we are unable to accept any new Growth Grant enquiries.
We plan to resume the Growth Grants later in the Autumn, but there is likely to be changes in the value of the grant available. If you have already received a Grant Application pack in the last few months you can continue with your application, but we will be unable to process any new Growth Grant applications, under the existing T&C’s, which are received after the 1st October 2020.
PLEASE NOTE: The Growth Grants are completely separate from the recent £20m funding announced by the government to help businesses get back on track after COVID-19. Find out more about that funding here.
Whether you are considering investing in a project to increase sales, productivity or profitability, or improve business processes, this match-funded grant can potentially fund up to a third of the total cost of the project. The minimum project cost is £3,000 (excl. VAT).
Grants have previously been awarded to support one or a combination of the following activities:
- website development and design
- social media advertising
- market research
- marketing collateral
- sales and lead generation activities
- CRM and accountancy software
- specialist consultancy
- ISO accreditation
The Growth Grants are part of the Growth Programme, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore eligibility criteria apply.
These grants are designed for eligible SMEs who have significant growth plans, a turnover of £100,000 or more and a minimum of two people in the business.
Alternatively, if you would like to speak to one of our business advisers about our tailored growth advice service available to local businesses, please call us on 01494927130 for a chat.
IMPORTANT: Individuals and businesses are being warned to watch out for cold calls and online contact form fraudsters who are offering victims the opportunity to apply for government grants for an advance fee paid by a pre-paid credit card.
The Growth Grant programme is delivered by Buckinghamshire Business First and we will NEVER ask for any kind of payment, by pre-paid credit card or any other method, before a business can access a grant.