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Investment Readiness Programme

Grants of £1000-£3000 available to help businesses to cover the cost of buying-in expertise to provide assistance to businesses who need business or strategic plans and financial forecasting to enable them to apply for investment funds.

The grant can fund 3rd party costs associated in preparing the necessary financial documents to allow the business to apply for growth funding, such as payment of accountant or other Professional costs associated with the preparation of a business plan or financial projections.

The scheme aims to:-

  • contribute towards the accessibility of suitable finance to assist business growth
  • support growing businesses to make a significant change in their development
  • help in the preparation of other strategic documents

Grants will be funded at 60% intervention rate. The minimum total project cost must be £1,700 or above.

Unfortunately, the scheme is not open to those in retail, restaurants, farming or non-profit sector.

To request Expression of interest, please contact Stoke & Staffordshire Growth Hub business helpline. Tel: 0300 111 8002 Business Helpline