It continues to feel like quite a daunting time to be running a business at the moment, but in this article we are sharing some important and useful funding opportunities that may give your business the support and helping hand it needs.
We’ve been lucky enough to work with a number of clients who have secured funding to support their businesses over the last few years, and we’ve helped them to get online or develop their digital presence. There are a number of grants and opportunities you may be eligible for, and here are just a few available to businesses in our locality.
Richmondshire District Council Small Business Grant Scheme
Our local council are continuing to offer grants to small business. The Richmondshire District Council's Small Business Grant scheme is currently open for applications and can provide support up to the sum of £1,000. This is designed to support businesses no older than 36 months and with no more than 5 employees. The application deadlines for 2023 are 30th January and 27th March, so there is still time to apply. You can find out more here.
Digital Drive County Durham
If you're slightly further afield and your business is located in County Durham then Digital Drive may be able to help. They can provide SMEs with grand funding support of up to 40% towards digital projects, including websites, digital marketing, and digital technology and equipment to support your workforce.
NBSL North East Business Support Fund
Another opportunity for businesses in County Durham is the North East Business Support fund. SME’s can access up to 40% funding to support projects ranging between £2,500 and £8,000 – you can use the grant for almost any type of business support that will help your business to grow or become more resilient. This programme closes to applications in February 2023 so anyone considering applying is encouraged to do so soon! You can find out more just here.
Over the last 6 years, we have worked closely with the team at Digital Advantage to offer fully funded digital marketing workshops, support for new website development and 1-2-1 consultancy sessions for North Yorkshire based businesses. Our next funded opportunity begins in February, with a three-day ‘Build a Website’ workshop, and we have a couple spaces available. Please get in touch to find out more, check your eligibility, and book your place!
We are more than happy to provide you with advice and quotes to assist with your applications and would love to help with the growth of your business. Please let us know if you would like to find out more.