East Renfrewshire Council Business Growth Fund

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What does this involve?

The East Renfrewshire Business Growth Fund offers a New Start Grant and a Business Growth Grant.

The fund is made up of:

Business New Start Grant

This grant provides grant funding of up to £1,000 to businesses in East Renfrewshire that are just starting up or are less than 1 year old. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Business Growth Grant

This grant provides 50% match funding, ranging from £1,000 up to £10,000, to support small and medium-sized businesses, including people who are self-employed, to meet their business objectives and plans for growth. This could include the purchase of new equipment, property expansion or improvements, or the costs to exhibit or develop new products and processes. To qualify for support, the business must operate from premises in East Renfrewshire. The Business Resilience Grant is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. 

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are a small business, social enterprise or self-employed person running your own business in East Renfrewshire.

Full eligibility criteria are included in the application form.

What does this cost?

It is free to apply for both grants.

The Business Growth Grant is a match-funded grant, so you will have to match the funding received.

Who is this for?

Small businesses and social enterprises, including self-employed people, in East Renfrewshire.

How long does this take?

It takes around 30 minutes to complete the application process. Once your application is received, initial compliance checks will be carried out and a member of the council's Business Growth team will be in touch to discuss your application.

Next steps

Visit the East Renfrewshire Council website for full details and to apply.

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