businesses can apply for council grant funding
the success of the first two rounds of Sedgemoor District Councils
grant scheme for small and medium sized businesses, which has seen
more than 25 local companies so far given a financial boost, applications
are invited for a third round.
the scheme, Sedgemoor is offering grants of up to £5,000 each
to businesses for activities, equipment or systems that they can
demonstrate will allow them to grow and prosper, and so benefit
the whole District.
the last round of the scheme, the Council agreed to help several
businesses inclusing an award-winning safety advice service, a general
engineering company, a firm of electronics engineers, a bakery,
a café business, PR company, graphic designer and soft furnishing
the Council has been able to assist the visions of 25 companies,
it has had to disappoint a number of others and is keen to emphasise
that there are strict criteria that it must apply.
for the funding include the ability to demonstrate that the money
will add value to the Districts economy and match its economic
aspirations. It cannot be used to supplement loss of income or to
Anne Fraser, portfolio holder for Inward Investment and Growth,
said: "We are delighted to be able to help these enterprising
businesses realise their potential and in many cases take vital
steps to the next level."
look forward to watching their continued development and contribution
to the Sedgemoor business community. From enquiries we have received
we know there are still more out there eager to receive the help
we are able to give."
final round of grants for 2018 closes on Friday July 27th. It is
a competitive process and requires the completion of an application
and production of a full years accounts. The final decision
is taken by the Councils Grants Award Sub-Committee. For more
information and to apply click