Small business grants scheme reopening May 2024

North Yorkshire business advisors ready to help you withe the Small Business Grant

Round two of the Small Business Grant scheme will open on Monday 6 May 2024. £1m has been earmarked for grants and wider business support. The new specification will be available shortly. The application form will be available nearer to the programme opening date.

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The grants programme has been hugely popular since its launch in November 2023 and has received hundreds of applications, many from first-time grant applicants. We have supported businesses with over £750,000 so far and learnt lots from the programme which will inform the next phase of the grant scheme. Pausing the scheme allows us to review all existing applications.

We thank everyone who has applied and worked with us to date and we would encourage you to continue working with us to draft your future applications. 

Further Information – Small Business Grants

For more information about all of the Shared Prosperity Fund activity in North Yorkshire click here.

Please note: this scheme is only available to businesses in the North Yorkshire Council area. This does not include businesses in the City of York.

Decarbonisation Fund

Interested in cutting costs and waste? North Yorkshire Council have made grants and support available to help you take action on net zero. 

UK Shared Prosperity Fund

The grant forms part of North Yorkshire’s £16.9 million UK Shared Prosperity fund allocation. £5.4million from Rural England Prosperity Fund has also been allocated. In 2023/24, North Yorkshire Council has a funding pot of £450,000 for the Small Business Grant scheme.

Click here for further information about North Yorkshire Council’s funding programmes.

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