What is the Buckingham Business First Grants and Vouchers?
The Buckingham Business First Grants and Vouchers between £3,000 and £120,000 are now available to support businesses in Buckinghamshire looking to invest in resilience, repurposing or recovery initiatives as they prepare to overcome the challenges presented by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis.
Buckinghamshire Business First are the Local Growth Hub for Buckinghamshire and provide their members with knowledge, support and opportunities for growth. By getting involved, you join thousands of other members benefiting from their knowledge, connections, facilities, products and services. The programme offers and offers support to help boost your business and prepare for future trends. £250 vouchers will also be available to support the implementation of new initiatives and training.
Businesses must match-fund 25% of the total project value. For example, the minimum project value which can be supported is £4,000 (the business invests £1,000 and the grant can fund £3,000). The maximum grant value is £120,000 (meaning the match-funding required will be £40,000 for a project value of £160,000 or more to achieve the maximum grant).
Who can apply?
- We fund not-for-profit organisations which deliver activity that is legally charitable and for public benefit. Applicants should provide a governing document or constitution for their organisation.
- Organisations providing a service to residents in the county of Buckinghamshire can apply. We don’t fund in Milton Keynes or neighbouring counties.
- We prioritise small and medium sized organisations with income of under £1 million annually. Funded organisations must hold a bank account in their own name.