Are you eligible for a kickstart grant?

Are you eligible for a kickstart grant?

Details have been released today for the local Kickstart Grant programme.

The scheme, operated by Heart of the South West Growth Hub, will offer grant funding of between £1000 and £3000 to eligible businesses.

What does the kickstart grant cover?

The grant can cover specialist professional advice to help your business recover, such as:

  • HR
  • financial including accountancy
  • IT
  • digital

It also covers the purchase or minor equipment to help you adapt to or adopt new technology. For instance, you may want to update your ePOS or stock systems.

Can WCS help your business do better?

We’re providing quotations to eligible businesses in the region to help them:

  • understand their financial position
  • identify how to improve profits
  • make best use of technology (e.g. by automating data entry).

We have a track record of making a difference to businesses employing 5-50 people in the region. Clients see everything from our ‘can do‘ approach to a ‘tenfold improvement in profitability‘. Read more of their testimonials.

Time is of the essence!

Applications are being assessed on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Demand is high, so we recommend applying as soon as you can. Note that you can apply once only.

Your business must operate in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset or Torbay. It must also meet the eligibility criteria for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

You can apply online or complete the PDF form and email it to You’ll find guidance and answers to FAQs, together with full details of the scheme online.

Unsure how you’d make best use of a Kickstart Grant?

Chat with us online, or book a call with one of our Directors for a quick chat. If you need HR or IT advice, we can recommend a local firm.

Whatever you do, if your business needs help to recover, reach out for help, and consider applying for the grant.

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