Inverclyde Council Grant for Tourism Businesses

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What does this involve?

Inverclyde Council offer a grant for tourism businesses that trade in the area. The grant can be used to cover up to 50% of eligible costs with a maximum contribution of £5,000.

Applicants must submit:

  • a business plan
  • a 1 year cashflow projection
  • evidence of trading status
  • the last full year’s accredited accounts and up-to-date management accounts
  • 3 quotes of project costs
  • proof of business insurance
  • an unredacted copy of a bank statement, dated within the past 3 months (the statement must also clearly show the name of the account holder, the account number and sort code)

If the business is operating from commercial premises, you must also submit evidence that you or your business own the lease.

An application form will be issued following a meeting with a business adviser from Business Gateway Inverclyde.

Am I eligible?

Applicants are eligible if:

  • they can demonstrate that their business trades from an address in Inverclyde
  • the business has been trading for at least six months
  • the business is operating in a sector where there is unlikely to be significant impact on other local businesses
  • they have attended a 1-2-1 meeting with a business adviser from Business Gateway Inverclyde

What does this cost?

This grant is free to apply for and free business advice is also provided.

The grant is paid retrospectively into a business bank account following receipt of evidence to show total project expenditure. Please note, applications cannot be considered for projects that have already commenced.

Who is this for?

Businesses in the tourism sector that trade in the Inverclyde area. 

How long does this take?

Your application must be approved and relevant information provided before you can submit a claim for payment - the timescale to approve applications will vary. Once you have submitted your claim for incurred expenses, payment will usually be made within 20 days.

Next steps

Visit the Inverclyde Council website for more information.

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