The Rural Perth & Kinross Micro Enterprise Fund has been designed to assist rural businesses and other organisations looking to undertake viable growth projects, and individuals looking to set up a business. We are offering to provide advice and assistance to any rural business or organisation wishing to apply to the fund. Contact us here.
The recipient must be able to demonstrate that any proposed project is essential to ongoing business growth, and that it will have a positive economic impact on the local area. Potentially viable projects include the purchase of capital equipment, product or market development and commercial property acquisition or improvement.
Eligibility Eligible Areas/Wards are all of Perth & Kinross excluding the 3 Perth City wards. Businesses employing 10 people or fewer, including sole traders,constituted community groups, social/community enterprises and co-operatives.
Level of Grant Grants of between £1,500 and £5,000 covering up to 90% of eligible costs. Payment of the grant is paid retrospectively and on receipt of paid invoices.
Sectors All business sectors are eligible for support with the exception of bettingshops and off licence shops.
Eligible costs Supporting capital equipment and property acquisition for the purposes of business expansion (excluding vehicles), the development of ecommerce platforms or digital transformation activities, specialist consultancy support, targeted marketing in relation to new markets, and as leverage for cofinance to secure additional investment through debt or asset finance etc. The invoice value must be for at least 10% more than the amount of grant applied for.
Go to http://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/14696/Business-advice-and-funding for more information and to access the Funding Criteria and Application form.