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Grant for struggling Portsmouth businesses

Independent businesses in the hospitality, retail, travel, culture and events sectors operating in the Portsmouth area can apply for a new ARG Business Resilience Grant from the City Council.

The money will help businesses that have continued to be severely impacted by the pandemic to drive their business forward, build resilience and aid future growth.

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to eligible businesses to fund activities such as: 

• Cost & expenditure occurred in changing, modifying equipment, adapting
production lines
• Purchase of equipment to diversify
• Improvements to shopfronts or market stalls or trading units
• Improvements to internal business premises
• Equipment to aid working from home
• Moving to first commercial property / larger property
• Specific professional consultancy support such as patent, marketing
• Professional and business representative body membership fees e.g. FSB or Chamber 
• Workplace health & wellbeing programme / workplace risk assessments
• Website development / enhancement
• Training and employee development
• Specific training to assist with importing & exporting activities

Applications must be submitted by 31 January 2022 and will be adminstered on a first-come, first served basis.
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01/12/2021

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