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Further to our news about additional Growth Hub Grants to help SMEs there is a total pot of £872,000 new grants available in our area. This is part of the government’s £20m of Covid-19 support funding to help smaller businesses to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Two new funds

The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub has launched two funds for those running small or medium businesses in Staffordshire. If your customers are other businesses or tourists and you have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis, you may be eligible to apply for a coronavirus business support grant of up to £3,000.

Subject to availability

SMEs whose trade is 100% business to business can apply to the SME Restart Programme and SMEs located in a tourist area and dependent on visitors can apply to the Kickstarting Tourism Programme. Of course, both are subject to eligibility.


Next steps

You will need to check that your business is eligible by checking the website  and reading the FAQs clearly.


Then you will need to fill in the expression of interest form, which will be reviewed in order of receipt. If your business is eligible you will need to fill in a grant application pack.


Related information

Read our earlier post about the new grants available here