New Business Sustainability Funding Scheme – C04

Community Led Local Development (CLLD) is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF). This opportunity will provide ERDF funding only.

CLLD is looking for projects to support new business sustainability and employment in West Cornwall and Coast to Coast. In this context supporting business sustainability is defined as the provision of advice, consultancy, mentoring and/or coaching that enables businesses to plan, develop and secure short- and medium-term financial viability or a new business model from which to grow.

We recognise the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on our community with many facing an uncertain or different future. We are also aware that some people have moved from employment into self-employment and created their own new businesses during the pandemic. We are looking to grant fund business support organisations who can provide assistance to new business owners in our target areas, to support them to adjust to the new economic realities and ensure the viability of their recently registered enterprise.

(Coast to Coast) – Max grant allocation = £100,000

(West Cornwall) – Max grant allocation = £110,000

Intervention rate: up to 72%

Match: to be found from non-EU sources

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Application closing date - 12:00am - 5th April 2021