Eligible high street businesses, or established high street business groups, can still get support from Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Digital Recovery Grants, to help them further adapt and improve their online presence or sales.
Small to medium size retail, hospitality, personal care, leisure, tourism and other enterprises in the Borough can access up to £1,000 of funding, over and above other COVID-related central government grant support, by visiting the Funding for Businesses webpage.
Part of the authority’s recovery plan from the pandemic, the funds allow businesses to create or improve a website, seek advice and support on improving their social media presence, or create greater online transactional capability.
The money can also be used to aid local retail groups or traders’ associations supporting or enhancing the development of, for example, an online market place for their town or village.
Applicants must be a High Street business which pays business rates to the Borough Council or receive small business rate relief, with between one and 30 employees. Please note that projects must be match-funded. All appropriate licences and permissions must also be in place; please visit the above webpage to read the full criteria for funding.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Andy Edyvean said: “There’s still funding available for high street businesses through our Digital Recovery Grant as another way to support businesses who’ve adapted quickly in light of the pandemic and who may need a further boost to reach out to new and existing customers.
“We know many businesses of course have a great online presence, but we’re aware hundreds of small to medium sized enterprises still need every ounce of support.
“Business owners should apply as soon as possible if they have digital plans in mind. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.”