Staffordshire micro-businesses can apply for £1,000 grant

By Thomas Parkes | Staffordshire | News | Published:

Micro-businesses across Staffordshire can apply for grants up to £1,000 through an emergency support fund during the coronavirus crisis.

Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire County Council has created the £500,000 scheme to help businesses with nine employees or less.

It is aimed at those who cannot receive funding from other Government cash pots – and will be handed out on a first come, first served basis.

Councillor Mark Winnington, cabinet member for economic growth, said: "Our priority at the county council, working with our partners, is to ensure we are doing all we can to support businesses – particularly small and micro companies.

"We’re pleased to be able to launch our micro-business grant scheme today to give a boost to these companies through an incredibly difficult time.

"I’d urge them to get in contact to ensure they get the maximum benefit and we’re advising all businesses needing advice and support to contact the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub team."

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