Small Business Grant Funding
Last month, Birmingham City Council had launched the Small Business Grant funding but some are not aware that Community Organisations may also be eligible to apply and receive £10k or £25k funding.
More details about this can be found here:
Key information is as follows:
- Scheme 1 £10k – if in receipt of small business rates relief (SBRR)
- Scheme 2a £10k – if in retail, hospitality or leisure business and rateable value is below £15k
- Scheme 2b £25k – if in retail, hospitality or leisure business and rateable value is above £15k and below £51k
There are some FAQs – one of them deals with Community Organisation eligibility and the answer is
“If a community organisation meets all the criteria for eligibility set in the guidance it is eligible for Small Business Grants Fund” e.g. Community Centres, Sports Clubs, Scouts Groups
I am aware that a number of community organisations with buildings have been successful in receiving the larger amount which is positive but groups might not be aware of their eligibility for this Fund. I’m keen to hear people’s experiences so I can feed it back.
Karen Cheney, Head of Service – Neighbourhood Development and Support Unit (NDSU)