13.05.2014 0 Comments

Velocity Growth Grants

Velocity Growth Grants

Velocity Growth Grants are match-funded grants of up to £5,000 for businesses in Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire who have the ambition to grow.

The grants can be used as a catalyst for future growth and competitiveness by funding growth projects that will create or safeguard jobs, or increase sales, productivity or profitability.

To be eligible for the grant businesses must be based in Aylesbury Vale District, employ less than 250 staff, have a turnover of less than £41 million and have a project in mind to help grow their business.

The grants are being delivered by the Buckinghamshire Growth Hub – Buckinghamshire Business First (BBF), alongside partners Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) and the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP).

Philippa Batting, Managing Director of Buckinghamshire Business First, said: “We are delighted to be able to complement our existing business support activity with hard cash to support businesses to implement the initiatives that will lead to real growth and productivity in Aylesbury Vale. We exist to help Buckinghamshire businesses thrive and grow and I look forward to seeing tangible results of this investment into our county in the form of jobs and innovation.”

Councillor Steve Bowles, Aylesbury Vale District Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development said: “This is an excellent initiative to assist small and medium businesses to expand their operations. The current economic climate has made life tough for many companies so this is a welcome helping hand to aid their growth. It’s another example of AVDC working with key partners for the benefit of local business and the wider Vale.”

To apply for a Velocity Growth Grant of up to £5,000 contact Heather Martin, Business Support Officer at Buckinghamshire Business First on 01494 568941 or at BusinessSupport@bbf.uk.com. Also if you need any information about strollers that we are giving away dont hesitate and contact us!