Thousands of smaller businesses in England are set to benefit from £20 million of new government funding to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Small and medium sized businesses will have access to grants of between £1,000 – £5,000 to help them access specialist professional advice such as HR, accountants, legal, financial, IT and digital, and to purchase minor equipment to adapt or adopt new technology in order to continue to deliver business activity or diversity.
The support will be fully funded by the Government with no obligation for businesses to contribute financially. The funding is supported by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020, and managed by the LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership).
The application process is expected to open in September 2020.
If you are a local Dorset business you can register your interest via the link https://dorsetgrowthhub.typeform.com/to/eWm4O4tr