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Financial Assistance

    We aim to support local businesses and individuals as much as possible. Below are some of the financial schemes on offer.

    Business Funding

    Small Business Grant Scheme – Offers capital grants ranging from £1,500 to £10,000 (up to 53% of eligible costs whichever is the least) to eligible businesses. **All funding has now been allocated. Further information will be provided in due course**

    Staffordshire LEADER Programme - Funding for businesses, farms and communities across rural Staffordshire to help improve the local economy.

    Start Up Loans Programme - Government funded scheme providing business start up support in the form of a repayable loan together with a business mentor for entrepreneurs across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

    Stafford Town Centre Business Rate Relief Scheme - Discretionary business rate relief scheme, to help promote the occupation of empty retail units in specific parts of Stafford Town Centre. 

    Grants for Growth - 30% grants ranging from £10,000 to £250,000 to help eligible businesses buy and/or expand premises, equipment or machinery. 

    Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme - Small and medium sized businesses can apply for a voucher worth up to £3,000 to claim against the installation cost of a gigabit capable connection. 

    Manufacturing Growth Programme - free advice and grant funding to help manufacturing businesses become more competitive by creating new products, entering new markets, improving their supply chain and becoming more productive. 

    Growing Places Fund - A two year zero percent loan scheme to support eligible businesses with specific projects. 

    MEIF Small Business Loans - Delivered by BCRS and funded through the Midlands Engine Investment Fund, loans are available to eligible start up and existing businesses. 

    SBEN Low Carbon Business Enterprise - Advice and funding to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint and increase energy saving. 


    Sports Grants - There are many different types of grants available to sports clubs, coaches and individuals.

    Small Grants Scheme - small organisations can bid for between £200 and £1,000 to benefit their group

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