A reminder that the Kickstarting Tourism Grants to support SMEs with Covid-19 recovery are still open for applications, with a good proportion of funding remaining. The Humber Growth Hub is keen to take forward more applications up until their application deadline of Friday 12th February.
Grants of £1,000 to £3,000 are available to businesses that are reliant on visitors – either leisure or business visitors – for part or all of their income, and can be used to either fund small pieces of equipment (with a value of less than £4,999) or the costs of working with an external specialist or consultant on a business recovery/development project (such as digital marketing, new product or service development, process improvement etc.). Particularly encouraged to apply are those working in hospitality, leisure and retail. The grants are 100% funded so your business does not need to contribute match funding to access these.
The application process is fairly straightforward, with applicants asked to provide a brief statement of Covid impacts on their business, how they will utilise the grant, and how the grant will help their business to recover from Covid-19 impacts.
Assistance with completing the application form can be requested from the Growth Hub advisor team. More information, and the link to start an online registration to apply, can be found here.