£20 million in grants for small businesses – here’s how to apply Shipleys Tax Advisors

Back in July the government announced a £20 million new funding to help businesses across England get back on track.

Small and medium sized businesses in England can access grants between £1,000 – £5,000 for new equipment and technology and accountancy advice.

But getting to the right location to apply is a bit of a kerfuffle. So here at Shipleys Tax we have done the legwork for you.

The The funding has been allocated to Growth Hubs within each Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP). You can view it here: Growth Hub funding: allocations for each LEP area.

How to apply

Activities supported through the grant must be to directly respond to the impact of COVID-19 and can include:

  • help businesses access specialist professional advice e.g. human resources, accountants, legal, financial, IT / digital
  • purchase minor equipment to adapt or adopt new technology in order to continue to deliver business activity or diversify

The nature and value of grants awarded will be tailored to local circumstances, and will typically be up to £3,000. Under certain circumstances, and on a case-by-case basis, grants of up to £5,000 may be awarded.

To apply for the grant and find out more, please you can locate and contact your local area Growth Hub here.