Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Recovery and Growth Grant

The Recovery and Growth Grant scheme provides a flexible capital or revenue subsidy of between £2,250 and £7,500 to assist small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to implement initiatives that enable growth, diversification, improve resilience and/or generate operational efficiencies.

How to apply

Grants are assessed on a first-come, first-served basis. An Expression of Interest form should be completed online, the application should then be discussed with one of their business advisers – they will be able to assist with any issues around eligibility, completing the form and any other sources of complementary funding that might be available.

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Start-up Grant

The Start-up Grant scheme provides a flexible capital or revenue subsidy of between £450 and £1,200 to assist new local businesses, that have not yet started trading, with one-off start-up costs.

How to apply

Complete the Expression of Interest form online. This will then be reviewed and a business adviser allocated to discuss the evidence required in order for the application to be successful.

South Norfolk Council and Broadland District Council

Shop Front Improvement Grant

This scheme aims to encourage and support the repair, redecoration, and enhancement of shop fronts (and other qualifying frontages) by providing grant funding towards the cost of eligible works.

The scheme is open to retail premises as well as public houses, cafes, restaurants and take away food outlets.

Applications to improve the frontage of the premises of professional service providers (such as advice services, solicitors, accountants) may also be considered if they are within a high street or neighbourhood shopping parade where it would improve the appearance of that predominantly retail setting.

How to apply

Further details on the Broadland Shop Front Improvement Grant Scheme, including a link to the application form can be found here.

Further details on the South Norfolk Shop Front Improvement Grant Scheme, including a link to the application form can be found here.

North Norfolk District Council

Business Recovery and Resilience Grant

The Business Recovery and Resilience Grant Scheme supports businesses that have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 restrictions and are looking at ways to recover and strengthen their business performance.

The Business Recovery and Resilience Grant will provide up to 75% towards capital and revenue costs required to support the recovery and resilience of the business. The minimum grant is £2,500 and the maximum grant available is £25,000.

Holiday lets, self-catering accommodation, gambling and betting activities (e.g. bookmakers) are not eligible to apply.

North Norfolk District Council have identified several areas that will be prioritised, these include:

  • Digitalisation – for example, investment in e-commerce, contactless payments, online booking systems, click and collect, new websites;
  • Adapt and diversify – for example, investment in new products or services, improved resilience;
  • Green initiatives – for example, sustainable procedures, energy-efficient measures;
  • Investment in new equipment, machinery, facilities, processes – to support turnover growth and increase customer capacity and
  • Physical adaption to premises – planning permission must be in place before applying.

How to apply

The full guidance for this scheme can be found here.

The application form should be completed, and the following supporting evidence submitted

  • All quotations relating to the proposed project;
  • Evidence of match fund, for example, bank statement, agreed finance arrangement;
  • Last three months bank statements for the business;
  • Last full and unabbreviated annual accounts, showing turnover; and
  • For unincorporated businesses, for example, sole-traders or partnerships, a copy of the last trading accounts or last self-assessment tax return.

There is no scheme deadline, however no further grants will be awarded once the fund has been allocated.

Norwich City Council

Additional Restrictions Grants

This funding is to provide support for businesses that do not qualify for Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG) and can demonstrate

  • A fall in income of 25% or more due to Covid-19 restrictions;
  • Ongoing fixed operating costs; and
  • That they deliver face to face services but are adversely affected as it is not possible or practical to follow current safety guidance.

Businesses operating from domestic properties that can demonstrate that they cannot operate or have been significantly affected due to the restrictions in place can apply.

How to apply

Detailed scheme guidance and an application form can be found here.

Breckland Council

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.

How to apply

Guidance notes on the scheme and an application form can be found here.

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.

How to apply

Guidance notes on the scheme and an application form can be found here.

Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk

Go Digital Grant

Go Digital is for micro, small and medium sized businesses based in Norfolk who want to make better use of digital tools to help them grow.

Due to high demand, this scheme is now closed to new applicants, however interest can be registered for when the scheme reopens by clicking here.