Originally written by Timothy Adler on Small Business
The Government has introduced a brand new £20m IT funding bundle to assist small companies get by the coronavirus pandemic.
Small and medium-sized companies can entry a small business technology grant between £1,000 and £5,000 to spend on new tools and IT recommendation.
The small business technology grant might be spent on the next:
IT and digital
Or it may be used to purchase minor tools to adapt or undertake new technology so as to keep it up buying and selling or diversify throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
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And the money may be used to stage occasions offering steerage to companies responding to coronavirus.
Ironically, given the Government’s pro-Brexit stance, the cash is coming by the final hurrah of the European Regional Development Fund, the EU fund which helps poorer areas.
The £20m value of technology and help grants are being administered by the Government’s 38 regional development hubs.
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You can find the checklist of development hubs the place you apply for the brand new £1,000 to £5,000 small business technology grants right here.
Regional development minister Simon Clarke mentioned: “We have all the time mentioned that we’d stand behind our companies and communities as we rebuild following the coronavirus pandemic. This new funding does precisely that.
“Businesses might be in a position to use these new grants to pay for the experience, tools and technology they want to adapt, recuperate and rebuild.
“Small and medium sized businesses are the beating heart of communities; they provide employment and contribute significantly to local economies and we are determined to give them the support they need to continue to thrive.”
Pranav Sood, vice-president small business at GoCardless, added: “This new grant from the government will provide a much-needed boost for England’s small businesses. The lifeline provides a welcome injection of capital to help SMEs adapt, recover and rebuild, as well as facilitating access to expert help, new equipment and technology.”
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