Grant funding to support new businesses with ICT start-up costs

15:21, Tuesday, 16th June 2020

New businesses can apply for a share of £150,000 grant funding that will provide support towards initial ICT related costs, while helping to grow the local economy.

As part of the start-up grant scheme, £1,000 of funding is available to support projects with a total spend of £2,000 to £2,500.

Eligible businesses could use the cash to invest in the following areas:

  • ICT back-up systems
  • Specialist software
  • Purchasing one PC or laptop
  • Building a first website, securing a domain name or funding web hosting services
  • Digital Marketing, including search engine optimisation (SEO), pay-per-click marketing or analytics
  • Hardware such as printers, monitors and scanners

The grant is aimed at small or medium sized enterprises, in their first year of business.

The council received more than £30m from the government at the end of March 2020, and has protected the economy by providing more than £30m in grant funding to more than 2,600 businesses. These support measures are targeted specifically at small businesses, and include both Small Business Grants and Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grants.

For more details about business support please visit the Invest in North Lincolnshire website. Alternatively, please contact Les Selby, ICT Business Advisor at North Lincolnshire Council by email: les.selby@northlincs.gov.uk or call 07717 587394.

The start-up grant is provided by European funding delivered to the council via the Humber Growth Hub programme.