Business West urges Gloucestershire SMEs to apply for recovery cash

Business West Bristol

Business West is calling on SMEs in Gloucestershire to apply for COVID-19 recovery grants for support in getting ‘back to business’

From today, businesses based in Gloucestershire will be able to apply for SME Recovery grants of up to £3,000 to help them access Business West’s COVID-19 Back to Business Consultation Package. The package is designed to help Gloucestershire businesses bounce-back from the effects of coronavirus, and to improve their business resilience and preparedness for the end of the EU transition period.

Applications will open at 10am on Monday 28th September and can be accessed from this page.

After the first 200 applications have been received, they will temporarily be paused for an initial assessment. It is anticipated that demand will be high, and the initial tranche of applications will be filled shortly after the deadline of 10am on the 28th September.   

If businesses are successful in applying for the grant, this can be used to access Business West’s COVID-19 consultation package, based on eight strands of specialist support assembled to aid businesses through the current coronavirus crisis. Examples of support available includes Export Documentation and Customs Clearance training, Export Resilience and Preparedness advice, VAT and taxation support and International Market Research reports and consultation. More information and a detailed breakdown of the packages can be found here.

James Monk, Director of Commercial Services at Business West said: “At a time when cashflow is tight, this grant is a great opportunity for Gloucestershire based firms to access support at a time when it is most needed.

“I would encourage all businesses, especially exporters, who are eligible and in need of advice to apply and I am confident that Business West’s COVID-19 Back to Business Consultation Package will help businesses to get back on their feet in this challenging period.”