Latest news from Will Nisbet, Business Development Team Leader, Inverclyde Council
Small Business Assist Grant
Offers support of up to 50% of total costs (excluding VAT) to a maximum of £5,000 for capital expenditure on business development activities.
SBA Marketing Grant
The SBA Marketing Grant offers support of up to 50% of total costs to a maximum of £500 (unable to pay for VAT) for all Marketing activities.
SBA Start-up Grant
Offers support of total costs to a maximum of £500 (excluding VAT) for capital expenditure on business development activities.
Small Business Loan Scheme
Offers support through interest free loans repayable over three years up to a maximum of £5,000 (excluding VAT).
Small Business Assist Training Grant
Offers support of up to 50% of total costs to a maximum of £2,000 (excluding VAT) for training which will have the potential to improve the development of the business in terms of turnover/profitability or employment. Training should be aimed at management and key workers.
Offers support of up to 50% of total costs £1,000 depending on project maximum £5,000 (excluding VAT) for business development type activity including improvements to services, facilities.
Tourism Marketing Grant
Offers support of up to 50% of total costs £1,000 (excluding VAT) for business development marketing activities.
Property Assistance Scheme
Offers support of up to 50% of total costs to a maximum of £10,000 (excluding VAT) for signage, security and structural improvements to business premises.
Phase 2 Growth New Start Fund
Offers support up to a maximum of £500 up to 50% of total costs (excluding VAT) towards start-up costs of new businesses. The grant can support the costs of a range of expenses including commercial rent, marketing, web-site development etc, but cannot be used for wages or stock.
Phase 2 Growth Company Development Fund
Offers support to help businesses meet specific business growth objectives up to £5,000 up to 50% of total costs (excluding VAT). It can support capital expenditure, exhibiting at national trade shows or the costs of developing innovative products or processes. The purchase of furniture and consumables is not eligible for support.
For further information and how to apply, please contact:
Business Development Team Leader
Regeneration & Planning
24 Clyde Square
Greenock PA15 1LY
T: 01475 715555