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SME Restart & Kickstart Tourism Grants

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub have launched two funds of £1,000-£3,000 per business for small pieces of equipment or 1-2-1 specialist advice in response to COVID-19. Grants are paid 100% up to the maximum of £3,000. However, only purchases made after the date of the grant offer letter may be claimed.

SME Restart Programme which is for SME's (trading for 12 months+) whose trade is 100% business to business (therefore 0% directly to consumers). 

  • Grant for 1-2-1 specialist advice to address immediate needs in response to the impact of COVID-19 e.g. HR, Accountants, Legal, Financial, H&S, IT / Digital or Sector Specialists etc.
  • Purchase of minor equipment (costing less than £5,000) to adapt or adopt new technology in order to continue to deliver business activity or diversify in response to COVID-19.

Kickstarting Tourism Programme which is for SME's located in a tourist area and dependent on visitors. Grants for business trading 12 months + for.

  • 1-2-1 specialist advice to address immediate needs in response to the impact of COVID-19 e.g. HR, Accountants, Legal, Financial, H&S, IT / Digital or Sector Specialists etc.
  • Productivity Improvements such as enhanced use of digital tools such as yield management software, mentoring, networking or other measures.  It could also support to develop innovative delivery in a socially distanced economy - for example, new ways of delivering cultural events and festivals that are so critical to the visitor experience.
  • Purchase of minor equipment (costing less than £5,000) to adapt or adopt new technology in order to continue to deliver business activity or diversify in response to COVID 19.

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