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Small Business Grant Scheme to give more start-ups a helping hand in the New Year

The first round of grants for 2021 is now available to help promote new small business start-ups, self-employment and entrepreneurship in Tamworth.

The Tamworth Borough Council Start-up Business Grant Scheme relaunches to continue to run into its fourth year, offering help to individuals wanting to set up new businesses in the area.

The scheme is now encouraging entrepreneurs and new small businesses to apply for the New Year’s first round of grants of between £500 and £1,000 before the application closing date on Friday, February 26, 2021.

The first round of grants are aimed to assist new small business start-ups or existing businesses who have been trading less than three years, to diversify or grow and can assist with costs such as insurance, professional qualifications, equipment (except laptops/computers) and marketing.

To receive these small business grants, individuals are required to meet some basic criteria. This includes signing up and completing the Enterprise for Success programme, which provides 12 hours of online advice and support covering all of the important aspects of setting up and running a successful business.

The next available workshop dates are from January 18 – January 22, 2021, to register your free online space please visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/enterprise-for-success-12429069697

The Enterprise for Success programme ensures individuals and businesses have the right skills they need to run their business and results in the creation of a business plan.

Details of the course:

Session 1 - Exploring Enterprise – Monday, January 18: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Session 2 - Market Research – Tuesday, January 19: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Session 3 - Finance and Legal – Thursday, January 21: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Session 4 - Business Planning – Friday, January 22: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Cllr Jeremy Oates, Cabinet member for Heritage and Growth, said: “Supporting small and local business is a key priority for the council and the public of Tamworth, especially during the pandemic and these uncertain times.

“This successful scheme continues to support individuals wishing to start up in new businesses or who have been trading for less than three years.

“Small businesses are the foundation of any thriving economy and using the new Tamworth Enterprise Centre as a ‘hub’ of support and advice can only will help grow and repair the local economy.”

For further information please contact:

Lorraine Farley (Economic Development & Regeneration Officer) email: lorraine-farley@tamworth.gov.uk or call 07580 568514.