Looking to improve your business?

Looking to improve your business?

20 September 2016

Whether you’re looking to start a new business, or aiming to improve your existing one, our business grant drop-in session can help. The sessions are an opportunity for local business owners to find out more about our business grant schemes – the Elmbridge Civic Improvement Fund and the Elmbridge Start Up Fund – and get help with their applications. Elmbridge Borough Council will be hosting the next drop-in session on 21 October at the Civic Centre, Esher, from 12pm to 1pm.

The Elmbridge Civic Improvement Fund can provide businesses with free money towards a range of projects, including shop fronts and signage, new street furniture, promotions and marketing initiatives, as well as learning skills and training initiatives. Applications are welcome from any type of business – the grant isn’t just for high street shops!

The Elmbridge Civic Improvement Fund was established in 2009 with the aim of helping to boost the local economy and attract more people to use our local services and amenities. Since then, the scheme has allocated over £830,000 to over 230 local businesses.

If you’re looking to start up a new business, we can offer advice on applying to the Elmbridge Start Up Fund, which can offer up to £1,000 to new local businesses to help with setting up costs.

Councillor Selleck, Leader of the Council said: “I encourage Elmbridge businesses to take the opportunity of coming to the drop-in session to find out about the financial help available. Whether they are just setting up, or have been around for years, the drop-in session can help to inform local business owners on how either of our grant schemes could be of help.”

To find out more, please see information on the Elmbridge Civic Improvement Fund and the Elmbridge Start Up Fund.

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