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East Renfrewshire Council Micro Grants Fund

Support provided by East Renfrewshire Council

What does this involve?

East Renfrewshire Council's Micro Grants Fund supports small businesses in East Renfrewshire to help with their performance, growth and development.

Small businesses that turn over between £10,000 and £50,000 a year and trade for at least 20 hours a week can apply for one grant a year from the following categories:

Equipment Grant (up to £500) 
For one piece of equipment, tooling or computer hardware that will enable the business to grow and develop. Match funding is not required.

E- Commerce Grant (up to £500)
For the development of e-commerce activity that will increase the ability of a micro business to trade better through digital selling platforms (excluding Facebook advertising). Match funding is not required.

Training Grant (up to £500)
50% match funding for continuing professional development (CPD) or training for key staff at VQ level 3 or above (or equivalent). Capped at £100 per staff member. Mandatory training requirements are not eligible.

Health and Wellbeing Grant (up to £250)
For businesses to develop a health and wellbeing policy for their workforce. Businesses must have one or more full-time equivalent (FTE) employees other than the business owner. Match funding is not required.

Tried and Tested Grant (up to £250)
For ideas testing of products and processes. The outcome must include an options appraisal to provide a rationale for going forward. Match funding is not required.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if your business:

  • is in East Renfrewshire
  • turns over between £10,000 and £50,000 each year
  • trades for at least 20 hours each week

What does this cost?

It is free to apply.

The Training Grant requires 50% match funding.  

Who is this for?

Small businesses in East Renfrewshire with a turnover between £10,000 and £50,000 a year, that trade for at least 20 hours a week.

How long does this take?

It takes around 30 minutes to complete the application process. Once your application is received, initial compliance checks will be carried out and a member of the council's Business Growth team will be in touch to discuss your application.

Next steps

Visit the East Renfrewshire Council website for full details and to apply.

Support provided by East Renfrewshire Council