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Tees Valley Business

Tees Valley ERDF Growth Fund

If you are a Small or medium-sized business based in the Tees Valley catchment area with plans to grow & employ more staff then you may be eligible to access grant funding.

You could access up to 55% grant funding for business improvement projects costing between £1,819 – £36,364 (maximum grant of £20,000).

The Fund is managed by the Tees Valley Combined Authority.

It can support businesses in many ways to help grow their business, improve productivity and stimulate growth.

The grants may be used to buy any of the following:

  • Tools or machinery
  • Computer equipment
  • Premises improvement or expansion – capital works and equipment
  • External consultancy
  • Business growth planning
  • Strategy development
  • HR strategy & development
  • Marketing plans & activities
  • Website design & development
  • Product or process development diversification
  • Financial planning
  • Development of systems & procedures

For further information and support to apply for any of the grants available please contact:

Business Engagement Team

T: +44 (0)1642 444366

E: business@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

“Routes to Employment” grant

A small grant available to support unemployed residents of the borough or those facing redundancy to start their own business.

The grant is designed to support residents in removing barriers to self-employment. To access the grant, a fully developed business plan including financial documents is required, support can be provided to assist in the development of these documents.

The grant can be used to remove various financial barriers and assist in the purchasing of:

  • Insurance
  • Marketing materials
  • Equipment
  • Training/Qualifications

To find out more information on this grant and support to apply please contact:

Ainsley Mullen, Enterprise Advisor

Business Engagement Team

T: +44 (0)1642 444366

E: ainsley.mullen@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Start-up, Scale-up Programme

If you have yet to start a business, but think that you will be employing staff other than yourself in the first six months of trading, then you may be able to apply for some grant support under the Start Up Scale Up grant programme. Only those setting up certain types of businesses are eligible to apply.

To find out more information on this grant and support to apply please contact:

Ainsley Mullen, Enterprise Advisor

Business Engagement Team

T: +44 (0)1642 444366

E: ainsley.mullen@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

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