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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

    Funding for Specialist Assistance - Grants of up to £5,400 for specialist advice to businesses in all aspects of new product design & development.

    Rural Enterprise Programme - Capital grants for small to medium sized businesses to help them refurbish existing under-utilised buildings or construct new commercial premises to create productive workspace

    Staffordshire Business Loan Fund - loans for small businesses who have had difficulty accessing finance.

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

    Start Up Loans Programme - a 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 - a discretionary business rate relief scheme, to help promote the occupation of empty retail units in specific parts of Stafford Town Centre.  Through this scheme for a 12 month period, eligible businesses wanting to locate into specific streets in the north of Stafford Town Centre, can claim 100% discount on their business rates up to a maximum of £10,000 whichever is the lowest.


    Sports Grants

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

    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.


    We don't directly offer financial assistance via education support schemes, but we can provide you with relevant web links and contact details to help you find out what you need to know.

    See the 'related links' section on the right or visit the Education Benefits section of the County Council's website. Alternatively you can contact Staffordshire County Council using the details below.

    Tel: 0300 111 8000

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