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Grant scheme launched for Staffordshire micro businesses affected by coronavirus outbreak

Posted on Monday 27th April 2020
Mark Winnington

Mark Winnington

Micro businesses in Staffordshire affected by the coronavirus outbreak can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through a support scheme launched by the county council today.

The £500,000 scheme will help businesses with nine employees or less and cannot get support from other Government initiatives. The emergency fund will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis and will support up to 500 local businesses.

Businesses can apply if they are registered in Staffordshire and have an annual turnover of less than £2million a year.

They could be sole traders such as builders, plumbers and mechanics as well as hairdressers, photographers, cleaners and childminders.

Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said:

Our priority at the county council, working with our partners, is to ensure we are doing all we can to support businesses – particularly small and micro companies.

We’re pleased to be able to launch our micro-business grant scheme today to give a boost to these companies through an incredibly difficult time. “I’d urge them to get in contact to ensure they get the maximum benefit and we’re advising all businesses needing advice and support to contact the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub team.”

Businesses can visit www.stoketstaffsgrowthhub.co.uk or call the business helpline on 0300 111 8002.

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