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Town centre businesses, including the hospitality sector, can apply to the grants scheme.

Grant offer to help town’s SMEs through challenging times 

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Town centre businesses in Tamworth are being given the chance to apply for a new grant to help them battle the economic headwinds. 

Tamworth Borough Council is setting aside £25,000 per annum in funding for the next three years to provide a boost for enterprises with less than 250 employees. 

The aim is support them as they strive to improve their physical or digital presence, attract new customers and increase turnover. 

The grants of between £2,500 and £10,000 could also be used to help the businesses increase their opportunities for survival through effective brand image and improved service or product. 

Applicants must have been trading as a business for more than six months, be based in the town centre and be registered with HMRC or as a registered company. 

Though any town centre business can apply, in the event of the scheme proving very popular priority will be given to businesses operating in the hospitality, food and drink, leisure and heritage sectors. 

Businesses interested should register to become a member of the Tamworth Town Centre Business Hub, the council’s free online platform. Details can be found at: https://tamworth-town-centre-business-hub.mn.co/

The closing date for applications is February 13, 2023. 

Stephen Doyle, Tamworth Borough Council Portfolio Member for Skills, Planning, Economy and Waste, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of this new grant scheme to support our town centre businesses during these very challenging times. 

“Although these grants will not be the answer to all the ongoing economic challenges, we do believe that these funds can go a long way in helping businesses upgrade their offering to customers and cover increased costs of items such as repairs, lighting and digital support.” 

Ron Quenby

Senior journalist with more than 25 years’ experience of working as a news reporter for provincial and national newspapers. Ron’s varied skills include feature writing, interviewing for real life stories and compiling specialist articles for in-house publications.

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