New Fund Launched to Support Local Businesses

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Perth & Kinross Council have announced a brand-new grant scheme to help support local businesses.

The Micro Enterprise Fund will offer eligible businesses a one-off grant of up to £1,000.

The purpose of this new initiative is to support businesses that employ fewer than 10 people to expand and grow their business, or individuals looking to set up their very own business.

The grant can be used to cover up to 90% of viable project costs.

Am I Eligible?

To qualify for this great new support fund, you must be located within Perth & Kinross and employ fewer than 10 people. This includes sole traders, community groups, social enterprises and co-operatives.

What Can I Use the Grant For?

The fund will offer each eligible business/individual a one-off grant of up to £1,000 covering up to 90% of eligible costs of viable projects.

A viable project is described by Perth & Kinross Council as an activity that will benefit the local economy and that is essential to ongoing business growth.

Viable projects include:

• Development of e-commerce platforms or digital transformation activities
• Specialist consultancy support
• Targeted marketing in relation to new markets

If your business qualifies for the Micro Enterprise Fund, you will be able to use the funding for a range of our services including any website development projects, digital marketing consultancy & strategy or SEO activity.

How to Apply

To apply for the fund or to find out more information, please visit the Micro Enterprise Fund’s website, here.

Perth & Kinross Council asks for two comparable quotes for the project you are looking to use your grant for.

Please get in touch with our team for a competitive quote on how we can help you and your business.

If you have any further questions on this new initiative or how we can help, please get in touch – we will be delighted to assist you further.