Funding your business dreams
Emergency Business Grants - Staffordshire
Micro businesses in Staffordshire affected by the coronavirus outbreak can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through a support scheme launched by the county council.
The £500,000 scheme will help businesses with nine employees or less and cannot get support from other Government initiatives. The emergency fund will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis and will support up to 500 local businesses.
Businesses can apply if they are registered in Staffordshire and have an annual turnover of less than £2 million a year.
They could be sole traders such as builders, plumbers and mechanics as well as hairdressers, photographers, cleaners and childminders.
Businesses can find out more and apply by visiting: Staffordshire County Council
R & D Tax Credits
Find out how R & D Tax Credits can help fund your innovation. Download HMRC's helpful guide. If you would like assistance getting started with this we know several experts in this area. Please email us for more information.
Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Grant's for Growth Scheme
Grant funds can be used to expand your premises, buy plant, machinery and equipment, product and process-development, advice and consultancy including initial market development, technical feasibility studies and industrial property rights costs.
Capital and revenue grants are available between £10,000 to £250,000 on a variable intervention rate of ten per cent up to 30 per cent, which must be matched by your own private sector or other equity funds. Your project costs must be for a minimum of £40,000 to qualify for a grant payment of £10,000. Find out more at Stoke-on-Trent Grants for Growth
Creative Studio Support
We want to support your business as much as we can. Here's what we can do at the moment
Pay monthly for your marketing scheme. This allows you to know exactly what you will spend and when. Visit our page to find out more
Free 30 minutes business consultation and innovation session for all UK SME's. Request yours here
Rate reduction - for the duration of the Pandemic our rates are cut by 25 per cent. This excludes products, external services and VAT.