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26th August 2020

Covid-19 Kictstart Grants - Tourism and Business Recovery

In July, the government confirmed investment to kickstart the tourism economy and support small businesses in order to aid recovery from the impact of COVID-19. This investment will be distributed to small businesses by way of grants, ranging between £1,000 and £3,000, allocated by regional growth hubs.

The ‘Growth Support Kickstart Grant’ will offer funding to eligible businesses for activities such as obtaining specialist professional advice to include HR, financial, accountancy and IT and digital. The grants also cover the purchase of minor equipment to support businesses in adapting or adopting new technology in order to continue to deliver their business activity.  
 
Applications are expected to go live at the end of this month and will close on 3rd December 2020, or before if all funds have been allocated. Grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis so if you’re thinking of applying, we recommend putting together your application now. Details of information required can be found on the link below:
 
https://www.heartofswgrowthhub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Growth-Support-Kickstart-Scheme-Information-and-Guidance-19Aug2020.pdf
 
Grants can be applied for through your local growth hub, please find below links to the 'Devon & Somerset', 'Dorset' and 'Wiltshire & Swindon' hubs:
 
https://www.heartofswgrowthhub.co.uk/business-support-programmes/growth-support-kickstart-grant-scheme/
 
https://www.dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk/recovery-grant
 
https://growthhub.swlep.co.uk/news/news-story/20-million-in-new-grants-to-boost-recovery-of-small-businesses

As always, we are on hand to answer your queries should you need us.

Very Best,

Nick