Welcome to the latest edition of our South and Vale Business Support newsletter!

Oxfordshire’s small businesses (SMEs) and sole traders, including charities and social enterprises, can apply for revenue (income-based) grants of up to £5,000, or capital (asset-based) grants of up to £10,000.

There is £250,000 available for revenue grants and £500,000 available for capital grants.
Am I eligible?

To be eligible for a consideration, a business must:
  • Be a sole trader or a registered small business (250 employees or less) with an annual turnover below £40 million

  • Have been trading from a base in Oxfordshire for at least one year

  • Have been in good financial health prior to 31 December 2019

  • Not receive more than €200,000 de minimis aid within the current financial year or the previous two financial years

  • Will use the grant to build business resilience, strengthen growth and protect jobs
How do I apply?

The application window opens on Friday 22 May and closes at 17:00 on Friday 5 June.

We recommend that you read the terms and conditions to get a full understanding of what this fund can support before submitting your application.

Once you feel you meet the eligibility criteria, please complete the form digitally and return the signed terms and conditions and grant application form to lesley.parsons@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Salesforce is partnering with Enterprise Nation to offer eligible small businesses the opportunity to receive a £5,000 grant to help them through the COVID-19 outbreak.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to apply, companies must:

  • Be registered at Companies House

  • Been established for at least 12 months

  • Have not received any other cash grant during 2020 in relation to COVID-19 from any Government

  • Be based in the UK with a British bank account

  • Have between 2 to 50 employees

  • Meet all other eligibility requirements as stated in the grant programme terms here.

The privacy policy can be found here.

Please note that funds cannot be used for any new or existing Salesforce product or service expenditures.

How do I apply?

Applications for the South of England will be open from 15 - 21 June.

Once our region is open for entries, you will need to visit the Enterprise Nation website and either proceed to login, or sign-up for a free account to start your application.

All applicants will be required to fill out an eligibility form prior to the application.

If deemed ineligible, you will not be able to move forward with the application process.

If eligible, you can continue with the application.

You will receive a confirmation email with next steps within 24 hours after you have completed all parts of the application and submitted.

The Discretionary Grant Fund is expected to launch in early June.

For the latest information on the progress of this scheme, please visit the SVBS website.

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