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Stafford Borough Council seeking Applications for Hospitality Tourism and Leisure Fund

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Application Deadline: 4 February 2022.

The Stafford Borough Council is seeking applications for its Hospitality Tourism and Leisure Fund.

The purpose of the grant is to increase visitor numbers to venues that provide in person services.

Funding Information
Grants of up to £5,000 will be available to businesses in the Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure sector who have plans to develop and grow their businesses in 2022.

What will the grant cover?
Examples of eligible expenditure:
• Website design
• Marketing material – brochures, flyers, leaflets, posters
• Specialist Advice – HR / Finance / Marketing / Legal
• New additional capital equipment – coffee machines, catering equipment, IT equipment
• New signage, seating, marquees
• Advertising, PR, Publicity costs

Eligibility

Any business listed above provided:

  • The business is not a home based business
  • The business can provide a full set of trading accounts
  • The business can outline plans for growing or developing the business
  • The business employs less than 250 full-time equivalent persons
  • The business has annual turnover less than 50 million

Application Procedure

Businesses are required to complete an online expression of interest form if they feel their business may be eligible. Please complete the form (pdf 67kb) and email to economy@staffordbc.gov.uk.

  • EOIs will be reviewed in order of receipt
  • A business advisor will make contact to discuss the business needs further, how the grant will help with recovery and growth plans and to discuss next stages

Documents required to support full application if approved to next stage:

  • Application form
  • Bank statements demonstrating a 30% loss in income
  • 1 Quote for each project cost
  • Business rates account number

Official Website: Stafford Borough Council seeking Applications for Hospitality Tourism and Leisure Fund

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