The Breckland Council website is a helpful resource when it comes to finding out about the grants available to local businesses.

Spring Back Business Grants

Breckland Council launched their Spring Back Programme to support the specific needs of businesses reopening and ramping up trade through the summer months.

Due to a high level of demand three of the grants have now closed, these are the Covid Safe and Adaptions Grant, Digital Breckland and the Expanded Enterprise and Start-Up Scheme.

Two of the grants remain open for applications

Shop Front Improvement Scheme
Any businesses based in Breckland’s primary shopping areas, or any customer facing business, will be able to get financial support for improvements and enhancements to their shop frontage.

Covid Business Safe Scheme
Recognises businesses in the district that have put in place measures and working practices to help protect their staff and customers from coronavirus.

The Scheme is open to all Breckland Businesses. If you run a local business, you can put yourself forward for assessment.

Advice and support

A range of useful websites and schemes are also detailed within the Breckland Council website.

Here is a summary of some of the advice and third party sites available

Go Digital Funding Programme
Go Digital is delivered by Norfolk County Council, in partnership with district local authorities, to help businesses based in the county identify digital opportunities. It provides expert one-to-one consultancy and the ability to apply for grants of up to £500.

Digital opportunities could include how to sell products and services online, reach new customers using social media, build customer databases, develop new or existing websites and attract new visitors, or how to work out the best homeworking options for teams.

New Anglia Growth Hub
The Growth Hub offers support and guidance to businesses throughout Norfolk & Suffolk.

The New Anglia Peer Networks Programme
Delivered through the New Anglia Growth Hub, this is a peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation.

Up to 18 hours of fully-funded networking support is provided through the programme as well as up to 3.5 hours of one-to-one support matched to specific business needs.

The Norfolk Knowledge Hub
Free to view 24/7 virtual business support and learning portal.

Engage with Business
Coaching and Training for business owners and their staff, helping them gain the skills necessary to grow their business.

Buy Local Norfolk
Encourages the purchase of goods and services locally, keeping a significant higher proportion of income in the local economy.

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