The PR Guru

June 25, 2012

GRANTS FOR SMEs

Filed under: Uncategorized — richardswancott @ 5:20 pm
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Staffordshire’s Business Innovation Centre has some funding available for SMEs which need some help to grow in the current economic climate.

The grants can be used for anything which could be described as ‘specialist intensive assistance’, for example advice, support and strategy which will help a business increase turnover and/or profit, or expand the workforce.

That might be something as straight-forward as having a contract of employment drawn up, or developing a marketing strategy, or something more involved like advice on new product design or development.

An awards panel decides on your application, so as long as you can demonstrate how this funding will help you take on new people or bring in more contracts, then you should be eligible.

You can claim up to £2500, which can be no more than 25% of the overall cost of the project, and you must not have started work already – the funding can’t be awarded retrospectively.

Oh, and you have to be based in Staffordshire.

If you’re interested, contact Jackie Millward at BIC Staffordshire on 01782 333798, or jackie.millward@the bic.co.uk.

 

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