How we can support your business
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4. Business Support Grants
Reigate and Banstead Business support grant (up to £1,000 on-going)
We want to support our local businesses from window cleaners starting up, to web design companies wishing to take on more staff. It couldn't be easier. Simply fill in the application form and send it over to us along with the required supporting evidence.
The business support grant of up to £1,000 is available to businesses wishing to start, develop or grow.
If you live in the borough or your business is based in the borough and has fewer than 4 employees, you could be eligible. Grants can be used to help fund new or improved equipment like machinery or tools through to IT and training. Simply fill in the online application, send us your supporting documents, then you will be invited in for an interview to discuss your business ideas. The interview will take place online and will take about 20 mins.
Supporting documents guidance
We do not require a specific format for your Business Plan and it can be a short document, but it will need to cover the following points as a minimum:
- Summary of your business objectives
- Your skills and experience
- Your target customers
- Your market and competition
- Your sales and marketing plan
You can find numerous templates online to help. Choose one that best suits you and your business. If you require more guidance on writing a Business Plan, then please click here.
If you are not sure what to include in your Financial Forecast, we have provided a template you may wish to use. The template also gives you an idea of the detail we require if you are supplying your own.
Businesses who are successful in their Business Support Grant applications will also get one year's free membership to Enterprise Nation.
A second grant can be awarded. To qualify you must be able to demonstrate growth since being awarded the initial grant and have strong and concrete growth plans which the grant will help you achieve. For example, a second grant would be considered for recruitment costs to take on additional staff or an apprentice. We would not consider second applications for replacement equipment.