What happens next?
Expressions of Interest will be processed on a first come, first served basis.
All Expressions of Interest are expected to have been reviewed by 9th April 2021.
Forms will be assessed on eligibility and whether they meet the full criteria, offer good value for money, and meet the priorities of the grant.
Applicants will receive an email notification which clearly confirms that they have been either successful or unsuccessful.
Successful businesses will be emailed a longer application form along with guidance information to help them complete the form.
The application form should be completed and returned, together with the specified accompanying information, within 3 weeks.
The maximum value of grant funding will be ring-fenced until such time as the application is either approved or rejected.
Successful applicants must start the project within 90 days of receiving a grant funding agreement and complete the project within 12 months of starting.
A claim form will need to be submitted providing evidence of the total project expenditure and this will result in 25% of the costs being released.
Once all of the available funding is ring-fenced, any remaining applicants will be placed on a reserve list.
If a successful project does not progress, or does not require the maximum value of grant, the unused ring-fenced funding will be released.
Applicants on the reserve list will be contacted on a first come, first served basis if new funding becomes available.
Out decision is final and there is no right of appeal.