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Business Springboard Boost Grant Awards £25,000 across East Staffordshire

East Staffordshire Borough Council is pleased to announce that following two panel meetings a total of £25,000 has already been awarded to growing businesses within the Borough, all thanks to the Business Springboard Boost scheme.

The grant fund scheme is designed to help local businesses grow, and since its introduction has seen a large number of enquiries from small and growing businesses around the area.

Cllr George Allen, Leader of the Council said: “It is really encouraging to see just how many local businesses have taken interest in this scheme. A lot of businesses suffered over the pandemic so I’m really glad a scheme like this is available to help those businesses recover and grow after Covid.”

The Dial Restaurant, based in Burton upon Trent, is one example of an applicant whose bid for a grant was successful. James Weeks from the Dial said: “The business springboard grant has been fantastic for the Dial because it has enabled us to introduce the very latest cooking technology to our kitchen. 

One of the big challenges with a full fresh food menu, is being able to handle increased volume with complex dishes. This equipment has given our chefs the freedom to remove barriers with menu development, improved our efficiency and enabled the operation to run more smoothly at peak times. The chef brigade are focused on making the very most of this investment and the opportunities that it gives to grow their skills.”

Applications are still being taken for the grant, with local businesses having until Monday 18th July 2022 to apply for the next round of the scheme.

It is important to note that applications are dealt with on a first come first served basis, so we urge businesses who are considering applying to submit their application plus supporting documents as soon as they can.

Further information can be found on the council’s website along with an application form at https://www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk/business-and-investment/business-springb...

2022-06-21 00:00:00