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Staffordshire Moorlands Community Enterprise Grant.

Grant for growing the local social economy, including community businesses, cooperatives, not for profit and social enterprises.

Application Deadline: Sunday 30th June 2024

All applications for the next round of Community Enterprise Grant funding need to be submitted before midnight on the advised date. 

Applications submitted after this time will not be considered in this round of funding.

Overview and Guidance

Grants for growing the local social economy, including community businesses,cooperatives, and social enterprises.

The purpose of this grant is to promote the growth of existing community enterprises and the creation of new social enterprises with an emphasis on innovation in the sector through new and improved ways of working that will boost or create turnover, improve productivity and the sustainability and innovation of enterprises.

Example projects may include funding for new equipment, extended provision, volunteer/staff engagement/development, R&D of new products and services etc.

Grants are available between £1,000 - £30,000.

Established organisations (over 12 months) can apply for any amount between £2,000 and £30,000 to further develop their business.

New Social/Community Enterprises (under 12 months) can apply for a maximum of £3,000 to help launch/grow their businesses. 

Grants are available at a maximum of 80% of the total project costs i.e. to achieve a maximum £30,000 grant, project costs would need to be in excess of £37,500 exclusive of VAT.

All grant funding will be paid in arrears via claim process i.e. grant is claimed on completion of all works and evidence of paid invoices.  Staged payments are available on request.

Grants will be funded from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund or the Rural England Prosperity Funding as appropriate.

Please read the full guidance, including who is eligible to apply, here before applying. [244KB]