Inverclyde Council Marketing Grant for Business

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What does this involve?

Inverclyde Council offers a marketing grant for businesses that trade in the area. The grant can be used to cover up to 50% of the eligible costs of marketing activities, to a maximum of £500. The grant can be used to help fund promotional initiatives, including:

  • launching or developing the company’s digital presence
  • online advertisements and email campaigns
  • vehicle signage
  • taking a stand at an exhibition and other costs directly associated with this (accommodation and travel costs are not eligible)
  • direct mail campaigns

Applicants must submit:             

  • a business plan
  • a one-year cashflow projection
  • evidence of trading status
  • the last full year’s accredited accounts and up-to-date management accounts
  • 3 quotes for project costs
  • proof of business insurance
  • an uncensored copy of a bank statement, dated within the past 3 months, that clearly shows 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.

You will need to meet with a business adviser from Business Gateway Inverclyde before you receive an application form. Applications cannot be considered for projects that have already started.

Am I eligible?

Applicants are eligible if they:

  • can demonstrate that their business trades from an address in Inverclyde
  • operate in a sector where there is unlikely to be a significant impact on other local businesses
  • have attended a one-to-one meeting with a business adviser from Business Gateway Inverclyde

What does this cost?

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

The grant will cover up to 50% of the eligible project costs, to a maximum of £500. You must be prepared to cover the rest of the costs through other sources.

The grant will be paid retrospectively into your business bank account after you submit evidence of your total project expenditure. You must be able to cover the costs upfront before claiming back the grant amount.

Who is this for?

Businesses that trade in the Inverclyde area. 

How long does this take?

Your application must be approved and all 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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