Phil Hall, Programme Manager said:
“Our new grant will help start-up businesses with the cost of ICT set-up costs such as getting connected to superfast broadband (30mbps+) and initial 12 months contract costs, back-up systems, software or the purchase of one PC, laptop, or printer.
“The grant can also be used towards the cost of a new website and digital marketing to help give new businesses a boost when it comes to promoting themselves.”
Start-Up Grants of £1,000 are available for projects totaling £2,000 – £2,500, but larger projects could benefit from the scheme’s other ICT for Growth Grants.
Grant Support available includes:
The following documents must be submitted in order for your application to be processed:
You must ensure that the both the registration form and grant application are completed as thoroughly as possible. The ‘About your project’ section on page two of the grant application form must include all the information as requested to ensure we have adequate information about your business and the project to be supported by the grant. Failure to do so may result in your application being delayed while we establish further information.
Upon receipt of your grant application, and only with written confirmation from the programme team, we may allow you to proceed with your grant project at risk. You must not proceed at risk unless you have written confirmation. Any expenditure incurred prior to this approval will be deemed ineligible.
If you do receive written confirmation to proceed at risk then we must stress that this is at the risk of you and your business.
A grant offer letter including terms and conditions will be issued once a grant application is approved. Please ensure you read and understand these in full before returning a signed copy. Offer letters can be signed electronically (by typing your name into the signature box) and returned via email. You will also receive a form requesting your business bank details at this stage. This should be returned as soon as possible to ensure your details can be set up on our payment system.
In order to claim your grant payment, you must submit the following:
Proof of Payment – a redacted bank statement, showing the total project spend including any VAT as applicable
We’ve already helped a number of businesses on their way to success and want to make it as simple as possible for you to access support too. If you’re interested in attending a bespoke one-to-one session, taking part in one of our workshops or finding out whether you’re eligible for a business grant, just follow our three simple steps:
Theprogramme offers support for businesses through three schemes. Browse this website for more information about each.
95% of SMEs in the Humber region may be eligible to access support. If you’re a business with under 250 full-time equivalent employees you should fit the bill.
Simply complete an Expression of Interest and we’ll check your eligibility for you. One of our advisors will then be in touch to find out how we can help.Enquire Now
As a minimum, your business must:
If eligible, SMEs will be able to apply for all aspects of theprogramme.Enquire Now
Finance for Growth, ICT for Growth and the Business Growth Scheme are supported by the 2014 to 2020 European Regional Development Fund Programme. These schemes are delivered by Humber Business Growth Hub and Hull City Council, in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, North Lincolnshire Council, North East Lincolnshire Council and e-factor Group Ltd.